Why blogs work

We have spent the last 24 hours with our friends Jeremy and Petra, who are missionaries to the country of Croatia. It has been fun to watch our conversations go back again and again to the statement: "so I was reading on your blog..."

Have you ever run into someone you haven't seen in a long time, and you find yourself only able to talk about the "good ol' days?" I have found in many circumstances that the people you know the best, have the most to talk to you about.

This is funny, because the people you don't know very well should have more to talk about in order to get them caught up to speed on your life happenings. But this is not the case... the significant other in your life: your wife, girlfriend, husband or boyfriend can talk to you for hours without ever running out of stuff to talk about.

A blog accomplishes the "catching up"part of the conversation. If you are a regular reader of someone, you will know many of the things that amuse them. Many of the situations that perturb them. Many of the awkward situations they have been in over the last month.

These are the things that conversations are made of... why else do think blogs work so well?


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