The fact that the MarketingProfs blog has been down over the past day has given me an opportunity to consider some larger, more existential, issues. To wit: Is a blogger still a blogger if she doesn’t have a blog?
Tangentially, that question made me consider the label of "blogger." For example, I am always referring to my friends on this blog or others as my "Blog Friend Forever" or "Best Blogging Buddy" or sometimes simply, "fellow blogger." There’s a closeness implied by blogging, and a familiarity entrenched here. What's more, there is the sense that we define ourselves by, well...blogging.
But what this time in the darkness has taught me is that I desperately need to challenge those assumptions. If I am without my blog, can I still consider myself a blogger? Do
I still have a voice, even? As David wondered here and on the Daily Fix: do I matter? If a tree falls in the forest....do you see where I'm going here?
Suddenly, the "blogger" label seemed inadequate to describe the various nuances and little-known personal histories of the people I read and interact with every day. So I've launched an effort to find out more about those of us who live and breathe here in BlogLand. At least it'll pass the time until my blog is back up.
In the meantime, share a few little-known facts about yourselves here. What don't we know?