The Other I

March 28, 2011

Blogging is good for you

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 4:10 pm

I have just stumbled on some research concluding that blogging is good for you.  Well, I mean, blogging is good for the blogger.  The research didn’t study the effect of being blogged upon.  Apparently blogging is associated with reduced onset of dementia, increased vocabulary and mental acuity, a sense of social solidarity, reduced cancer and stroke, and lower motality rates following heart attacks.

In fact, it is possible that bloggers never die.

Just kidding.  But they do say it is good for you. I’ve been blogging now most days for four years.  Nobody’s making me do it and it’s not making money, so it’s pretty obvious I do it because I’m getting something out of it.

Blogging, though, is not a private diary.   I don’t need – I don’t want – thousands of readers or hundreds of comments.  But I doubt I would keep blogging if it weren’t for the readers I have.

And so thank you.

I really mean it.  Thank you.



  1. You are welcome! And thank you…you’ve become part of my daily routine. If you weren’t there I would miss you!


    Comment by djc1 — March 29, 2011 @ 1:58 am | Reply

    • I won’t say thank you again. Even though I would like to. You will begin to think I am what my mother used to call “a broken record.”


      Comment by theotheri — March 29, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

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