Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who's There?

I often wonder just who reads this blog of mine. And, why do they (you) read it? What do I write that could be of interest to anyone, anyway?

That said, there are two blogs I read that are written by people I don't know. After having read their blogs for a while I feel like I know them, however. Why do I read their blogs? There is nothing particularly exciting about them; they just write about what is going on in their lives. Somehow I find it interesting enough to keep checking for updates so maybe that's the case with people reading this blog.

Katie introduced me about one of them, a Xanga blog written by a 75-year-old man. Apparently lots of people read it besides us because he always has lots of props and comments. All he does is write about what happened to him that day. Nothing much eventful but somehow I am compelled to visit each day to see what's new.

He's even nice enough to send me notes now and then to thank me for leaving a comment or just to see how I am. That makes me feel bad because I use a fake name and profile over there. I only signed up so I could read that guy's blog and leave comments. Here is my Xanga profile picture and selected info (click to enlarge):

I even worry about the guy when he misses posting for a day or two. Being that he's so old, I find myself hoping he didn't get injured or something like that. Crazy, huh?

Then I thought about how I used to love reading Jack Smith's column in the L.A. Times. No wild adventures or action, just slices of life as he saw them but written in such an engaging style he kept me and lots of others coming back each day to see what was new with him.

Anyway.. whoever you are, go ahead and leave some comments! Or lurk or whatever... I never wrote to Jack Smith but if he was still around I'd probably be sending him e-mails. Yup, before there was blogging, there was Jack Smith.


Anonymous said...

Just someone who is nosey

Rickie Miyake said...

Well whoever you are, at least you're honest! lol..

Anonymous said...

Hi Rickie, I'm here. It takes me a while to clear my calendar and even though I'm tenured, I try and do my job so I don't get to read your blog every week.
Good to hear you closed on your house in the 'hood.
Here's a bit of Frank Lloyd Wright trivia. Did you know that he designed a house in the old area? Yep, it was just down the same street as our place in the sticks.

Rickie Miyake said...

It's good to hear from you, Roach! Yup, house is finally closed. So how are Tim and Nicole doing?