Monday, June 28, 2010

Why Keep a Blog / Webpage

Not everybody takes pleasure in keeping a blog. Some say they are not interested, or they have nothing to share. Others say they're too busy to get involved in stuffs like that, thinking that it's non-sense. On the other hand, there are those who are so enthusiastic about the whole thing, and they have their own personal reasons for this.

For me, keeping a webpage or blog is like imprinting our footprints in the sands of time. Our webpage can also be likened to a treasure chest where we store all our prized possessions, which we take delight in showing to our friends and loved ones. I believe that all of us have something to share and leave behind when we're gone. We have personal ideas that we don't like to keep to ourselves. Or we may have gathered some interesting information from our friends or from the internet, which we want to share gladly.

Really, it feels good to share. By putting something to our webpage -  like our personal joys and pains, stories and experiences of others, pictures, videos, guestbook messages, comments and anything wholesome, we are actually affecting others' lives: we encourage and enlighten others, we inspire the hopeless, brighten someone's dark days, make the lonely ones laugh, entertain the bored ones, or we may even save someone's life. We can never tell how much force for good our webpage it can have. Like what a famous poet, Longfellow said in his poem, A Psalm of Life,

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time ;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.