Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blogger Birth!

The very first comment on my very first post read as follows:

Blogging's a funny thing, isn't it? I started my own as a precursor to a travel diary I intend to keep when I leave England in the near future. It was a chance to write in a journal format for others to see and to practice a talent that was getting rusty. I enjoy writing fiction, but it's a while since I sat down and wrote anything lengthy about my own life and feelings.

The reason I'm here in your blog was the title. Made me smile that two such different people could arrive at the same place through lyrics from two completely different songs. One of my favourite tracks is by a Welsh band called The Manic Street Preachers, entitled La Tristesse Durera. The title is an Italian phrase which, roughly translated, gives you 'The Last Sigh'. The chorus of the song, though, translates it as 'Scream To A Sigh'.

Which is what brought me here.

And that, I think, is why the Internet as a whole and specifically blogging is a fascinating thing.

I have a blog on here, entitled Notes From A Darkened Room. My username is NeonExile. We don't share much philosophical common ground, but if you're as open to these things as I am, then check it out.

Your blog's an interesting read, Chris. I'll be back.

That was written my Michael, who at that time, in 2004, lived in England. There was another blogger who name is Jennifer who lived in California. Somehow, over the years they met through the blogosphere, got to know each other, then got to know each other really well. They've been married a few years now and live together in California and today, at 11:38 am PST, their son Ryan Hunter O'Mahoney was born.

Congratulations Michael and Jennifer - and Ryan, who is going to be one interesting guy.

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