I’ve mentioned more than once, I primarily write my blog for me. It’s like an online diary, of sorts. To accompany my photo collection on Flickr. But people do add comments. Conversations do start. Arguments occasionally break out, but have happily always remained civil and mostly constructive. Or have been deleted by yours truly! Friendships have been made. Some virtual, but every now and again, friendships have spilled over to the real world. Some say bloggers are just so, so narcissistic. They have a point. But there can be more to it than that.
Fame has been achieved thanks to my blog. Twice now. Not much fame. Not even five minutes, both combined. But still, I’ll take what I can get. I’ve taken advantage, twice now, of the generosity of someone who reads my blog. The first time getting a camera brought to me from the US, at US prices. That’s priceless. The second time? More on that later in the week.
And today I met a chap who reads my blog for the first time. And another who I met for the second time. The location – the Zocalo. The event – England v Germany. I had a fellow Englisher to commiserate with. And a Mexican to rant my frustrations at. He got off easy really. We (or should I say ‘the England team’ and gently disassociate myself from that walking disaster…) weren’t good enough and the game wasn’t close enough for most of the 90 minutes, for stress levels to really build up. But it was good to have some fellow footy fans to share the game with. Paola does offer support, but she doesn’t really get why they couldn’t just add on a goal for England at the end of 90 minutes to make up for it!
Blogging is fun. It’s a record to look back on. It’s a way of keeping alive old memories, of inspiring things to do to create new memories, and to share what you find. It’s a good way to connect with people who have stuff to share in return. And it’s a continual source of creating new friendships. And getting cheap cameras!
Don Felipe, I’m still waiting for that coffee in Coyoacan. Time is ticking. Only six months left for me here! You have a question that I haven’t gotten round to answering….it’s one to be asked over a latte. 🙂 Incidentally, the masked man in the bottom right photo – no idea who he is. Probably doesn’t read my blog. But I liked the shot. And he did come over to take my photo in my England shirt later. He was probably mocking me. Like photographing an animal you just shot….
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