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this is home

Lately there’s always beautiful winter weather here in Switzerland; the sun shines everyday and it’s not very cold either! It makes me so happy that I’ve even got difficulties to not become one of those Facebook weather ladies and post a status like: “I luvvv suNny winter daySsss!!!! 😀 :D”

Instead I spent my enthusiasm on editing the photos I’ve made yesterday on a trip in the immediate area. Here I present you a few of them:

musing about blogging

It’s 08:20 am and I’m sitting in front of my laptop, staring at the white snowy street in front of my house. And wondering, why I actually wanted to start this. Writing a blog. Of course I wanted to improve my English by writing, of course I wanted to bring some fresh changes in my boring life. But now, I don’t really know if it’s worth it.
I mean I’d like to have readers of course. True is, I have none. None yet actually. And judging by the number of friends, who use wordpress.com, (z-e-r-o) I’m not likely to have any readers in foreseeable future.
I’m like the only one among my friends writing a blog. Maybe one of ten people at my school. The only people I know writing a blog are the ones doing an exchange year abroad and a German student who moved to our school a year ago (I live in Switzerland). Here, everybody uses Facebook, which would be the short way of blogging. Only that its actual purpose got lost. Namely, when all the 10-year old children made their own profiles and spammed my site with these statuses (what’s the plural?): “If you have 4 friends you would do everything for in this world, then write this in your status.” Uh, this is really necessary.

Now back to blogging. By writing and telling people things about your life I thought of writing texts. Proper texts and not short statuses. Blogging is like keeping a diary. It’s processing the things going on in your mind.
I’ve just looked up “blogging” at the omniscient Wikipedia and that’s what I’ve got:

A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photo blog), videos (video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.

Ah. Now we’ve also got the nice term for putting your status online: Microblogging. Oh and yeah, don’t get me wrong, I also use Facebook but I think you should think first before sharing a status, otherwise it will come out like this: “Hoooolidays!” When everyone has already written that. Or like that: “Night, people.” Yeah, that just interested us all.

And now what can you expect from this blog?  Well, I think  I’ll focus on a mixture between an online diary & a photo blog. My texts won’t be very good at the moment, but I hope they will improve with time. (And my photos as well.)

OMG, as I’m rereading this I can’t really see the point I wanted to talk about. Must have gone forgotten along the lines. Hmpph.