Its been another popcorn week in the blogging world – you know the ones where you sit on the sidelines, chomping on a bucket of popcorn whilst enjoying watching all the action and taking bets on what might happen next or even googling to find out what exactly does constitute slander / libel in the online world (ok that might just be me).
You see, blogging isn’t really a life or death thing. It probably isn’t going to change the world or even most of our lives.
Blogging is something we do in our free time.
You know what that makes it?
Like golf or cross-stitch or knitting.
Yes there are some fun perks. Yes we might make a bit of pin money if we’re lucky. Yes we might make some great friends.
But the bottom line is that it is an add-on to our lives not a major constituent part.
And for some of us, those with family commitments, with real lives, with real friends, with real jobs, it very much is a hobby. Something we do as long as we like it. Something we do because we enjoy it. Something we turn off and go and find a glass of red wine and a natter with someone in the real world when it all gets a bit tedious and fighty.
I guess what I’ve enjoyed most out of the shenanigans of the last week is the complete lack of proportion of some of the antagonists – especially when you think of it as golf for the technologically savvy.