Why blog? Who, me?

Lorelle VanFossen who advocates for blogs as accessible tools (and not as look-at-me! toys) tells this interesting story of another Tolstoy’s Bicyclist. Click below to read the entire post and then visit her other work.

When a friend turned 80, she announced that she was going to buy her first computer. I asked her what she was going to do with it. She didn’t know. “Everyone was talking about it, so I thought I should get one to see what all the fuss is about. Now that I have one…” I could see her mind grinding away at the possibilities as she confronted this more-than-a-television thing….

A woman who once traveled by horse and buggy and lived the first 10 years of her life without electricity wasn’t going to let anything stop her now, not even the learning curve of new technology. [...]

http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/are-you-blogging-your-passion-or-blogging-to-blog/

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  1. 1 Lorelle VanFossen 2007 June 6 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the kind words. And remember, age has little to do with accessibility and living your passion – but it helps. :D

    I so adore your blog, by the way. I’m a secret admirer and love the articles on history and living your best life, whatever it takes.

  2. 2 vuee 2007 June 6 at 6:36 pm

    Oh, my! she said, blushingly, you do honor my efforts. Thank you, and welcome.

    Tolstoy’s Bicycle, such a wonderful book, no longer in print and nowhere on-line that I’m aware of, makes that same point– people are always starting fascinating things, no matter what their chronological age.


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