Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Empowerment of Blogging

Blogging is a wonderful thing. There has never been anything like it in the history of mankind.

Blogging empowers people to communicate. Anybody with a computer, no matter how lacking in talent or importance can set up a blog and write stuff and communicate it to a potentially unlimited audience worldwide. You and I may never get to write a book, yet we can publish stuff on a blog and people all over the world can read it.

I think it is safe to say that no publisher is ever going to publish a book about people removing shoes in homes. There are cleaning manuals that will suggest having a shoes-off policy and the Lonely Planet Guides will tell you which countries have the custom (a useful thing to know if you are doing any travelling). However, there are no books on just this subject.

Yet blogging has given me the power to publish pages and pages of material about why people should take their shoes off at the door. Blogging has empowered a dull person like me with to make my views heard across the world on this little matter of etiquette. And it has given the ability of anybody who types 'ask guests remove shoes' into Google to spend a few minutes reading my stuff.

There are a lot of blogs that deal with important subjects, government, the economy, the environment, religion. Yet there is room for blogs on less pressing issues like this one.

For those of us who like to keep our floors really clean or free from scratches and who want an atmosphere of peace and comfort in our homes, removing shoes matters. It is a lifestyle choice we have made and is important to us. Blogging has given us the ability to meet online and share ideas and encourage each other in keeping our homes shoe-free. I am grateful to Blogger for that.


richyrich said...

Good post, let's hope that your blog helps to spread the message. Do you have a means of knowing how many "hits" your blog has had in total? And where those hits are from?

Also have you come across this link?


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

So far there have been 12,666 visitors. At present the average visitors a day is 31, but this figure does vary. You can get the viewing stats by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

No, I have not seen that article before. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you are a dull chap at all. Keep blogging! It's great! Katie (who does not wear shoes indoors)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks a lot, Katie!

Please keep visiting and commenting.