If I were making blogging wish right now I'd wish that blogging here was more like journaling at AOL.
Just put your lips together and blow ...
When AOL Journals was new and Dancing in the Rain was first created, it was like discovering a new art form. It was the art of storytelling … a daily opportunity to experiment with using words, pauses and rhythm together with the lines, shapes and color of my photos to enhance the meaning of the story.
I was mostly writing for myself back then but was also practicing using a minimal amount of information that had both a beginning and an end, to not only invoke an emotion from the reader but also a response.
Yep … I loved, loved, loved the comments in Rain every bit as much as I loved the stories, photos and memories of my life that I recorded there.
I hate that all of the photos are missing from the 500 plus entries I wrote at AOL, to me it makes all of the words seem so flat and has prevented me from getting as excited as I would like to about continuing my journal here. The main reason I didn’t just delete Rain is because of the comments, they are the only record I have of the sense of community we knew back then.