Blogging? What is blogging? A year ago I fit into the category of knowing nothing about blogging. Today, I still consider myself a novice and learning about blogging. I what to thank Patsy and Denise from The Blog Squad for introducing me to blogging and helping me learn how to blog.
Still I feel like the new kid on the playground learning how to play a new game. One of my respected friends, Karen from Live the Power, has invited me to play tag. She invited me to play tag about why I blog?
Karen wrote "My good friend Alan from Madetobegreat.com has tagged me in another meme". I had no idea what it meant to play tag "in another meme". Before I began playing tag in a meme, I went to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, to find out what is a meme.
When I discovered what it means to play tag in a meme, I started running.
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,
The term "meme" (IPA: /miːm/, rhyming with "theme"; commonly pronounced in the US as /mɛm/, rhyming with "gem"), coined/popularized in 1976 by the biologist Richard Dawkins, refers to a "unit of cultural information" which can propagate from one mind to another in a manner analogous to genes (i.e., the units of genetic information).
Proponents of memes suggest that memes evolve via natural selection — in a way very similar to Charles Darvin's ideas concerning biological evolution — on the premise that variation, mutation,, competition, and "inheritance" influence their replicative success. For example, while one idea may become extinct, other ideas will survive, spread, and mutate — for better or for worse — through modification.
These are five reasons I like to blog.
1. To Propagate and Spread Mentral Fitness Thinking:
- Mental Fitness Thinking reduces and solves people's problems;
- Mental Fitness Thinking makes people stronger than their stresses and problems;
- Mental Fitness Thinking provides people with the tools for managing all of their stresses, problems and goals in their lives;
- Mental Fitness Thinking creates successful solutions for achieving dreams and attaining goals;
- Mental Fitness Thinking provides psychological tools for organizing the mind;
- Mental Fitness Thinking changes the structure and functioning of the brain;
- Mental Fitness Thinking trains the mind and brain to overcome physical and psychological limitations caused by age, illness, injury, negative circumstances and unfortunate socialization; &
- Mental Fitness Thinking provides people with happiness, peace of mind, freedom and control over their lives.
2. To provide Life and Mental Fitness Consulting and Coaching as well as classes: The walls of my 12 x 10 office have become too confining. I wanted to continue providing mental fitness services, but not confined to one room. The Internet and blogging provide wonderful opportunities for living outside of my office.
3. To Learn: Blogging has provided a world of learning experiences for me. When I first began to blog, it was to share ideas and be helpful to others. An unexpected blessing has been all of the opportunities for learning from other bloggers and commenters.
4. To Interact: Surprisingly, blogging has become very interactive. Not only are ideas shared. Relationships, associations and mutual endeavors made blogging become real and interpersonal. Blogging is fun because of the relationship encounters with people of diverse backgrounds, but similar interests.
5. To Grow: When I first began blogging, this was not a goal or motivation. Now blogging and reading other peoples blogs has excitedly stimulated me to grow. New seeds are always been planted in my mind, hopefully to be nurtured and brought to fruition. Blogging, I hope, will continue to make me a better person with more joy and meaning in my life.
Now it is my turn to run and take someone else. I am tagging:
Karen Sherman of the ThirdAge Blog
David Schoof of The Disquiet in Men
Shama Hyder of Shama Hyder. com
Remember, You Live within the Environment Created by Your Choices!
Life and Mental Fitness Coach