Thursday, November 10, 2005

why we blog

Shaggy VII > Shan

Sometimes, we blog because we have a humourous incident to share.

Sometimes, it’s because we feel strongly about something going on in the world and we appreciate the chance to rant without interruption.

Sometimes, it’s just because we haven’t written for a long time.

Once in a while, I come across a post which leaves me amazed at having discovered a whole new meaningful way of utilizing this wonderful creation.

I have to award the Seventh Shagadelic Contribution To Blogland Award (aka the “Shaggy”) to Shan over at “A Change Is As Good As A Rest” for her excellent account entitled Panic Stations.

When our children are ill, even if it appears trivial, it’s important for us not to look overly concerned for their sake so they don’t have worry on top of what ails them. We also want to look strong in front of the adults around us – should doctors become involved, we want to remain focused so we can give the proper information they require.

If our prayers are then answered and everything turns out ok in the end, today’s fast-paced world doesn’t always afford us the chance to take stock and deal with the anxiety and emotions we were forced to repress, especially when we are made aware of just how badly things could have gone in different circumstances.

Shan does a marvellous job of using her natural writing ability to do just that with her blog. In but a few paragraphs you get a vivid portrayal of the rollercoaster ride on which she and her family had been taken in a short space of time.

A well deserved prize indeed.


Previous Winners :

I > Shandi – “
Who says you can’t have the fairytale?"

II > Dol – “
Corporate Whore!

III > Buffalo – “
Bangkok

IV > Mike Todd – “
Et tu, Mike?

V > John - “
You Are Not Alone, I Self Harm Too

VI > Michèle - “
Toyota Pickup vs. The Monte Carlo

2 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, thanks, Jeff for a much appreciated boost! I'm honoured to be in such shagadelic company.

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