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Monday’s musings 17: Is there any other blogger like me?


Hey guys,
Steve here.
Please vote on this pole–remember, I’m excepting votes through the 16th of this month.

Often, when talking about blogging, there are many topics that come up. Religion, politics, traveling, photos, cooking… you name it. Being a blogger myself, I find myself looking through the wordpress.com reader for things I like blogging about… and usually, I find rellavent results. However, none of these bloggers are like me–some of them are college students, moms, preachers, travelers, photologgers, doing completely different things than me. If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’ve discovered this about me: I’m a teenage boy, who loves computers and cats, and has a passion for blogging. I also like recording things, talking to my friends on skype, and for the life of me can’t keep any kind of schedule to save my life. I don’t use social networking, I don’t much care to have my picture taken thus elimonating the likelyhood of me being a photologger, and traveling isn’t my thing. And cooking… well if I try to cook, the house might go up in flames (jk, I’m sure I could be a good cook if I wanted to); but that’s beside the point.
So as I sit here, writing this post, I wonder: is there any other blogger like me? Is mine the only site like it? Is my blogging style unique to the rest of the entire bloggosphere? And better yet, under what category would my blog go?
Even browsing the wordpress.com’s recommended blogs section, I found some of the following: cooking, family, arts, books, humor, traveling… well you get the picture. But even reading one of the 753 posts written on this blog, you can tell I don’t belong in any such category. This makes me question my placement in the bloggosphere. Not whether or not I should blog, but where I fit in as far as categories go.
Yet some how, I find myself at one conclusion every time this thought comes up. Maybe, what makes this site so unique, is that I might be the first of my kind. The first teenage blogger, who loves cats, recording things, has a passion for writing, enjoys programming, and blogs whatever comes to his mind.
There are plenty of good bloggers out there; quite of which I’ll probably end up following, liking, or commenting on their content before my blogging days are done. One thing is for sure, if I found one out of the 12 million bloggers on wordpress like me, I would most certainly follow him/her. And better yet, I would be happy to have the question of all time answered–where do I fit in on the bloggosphere?

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

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Monday’s musings 16: Birthdays, the greatest milestones of life


Hey guys,
Steve here.

Aren’t birthday’s just so nice? It’s the day you feel the most special. It’s the day people celebrate you. It’s the day you take one more step forward in life, by turning one year older. It’s another year of your life gone, and it’s one step closer to Jesus.
I post this, as my birthday is no more than 1 day, and 3 hours away. I’m not looking forward to it because of the presents (I didn’t even ask for anything really this year), I just, for some reason, feel more special on my birthday. I feel as though the world is recognizing and celebrating me for who I am. I know that, if only for that day, a lot of people think of me, and are truly wishing me a happy year.
Another great things about birthdays, is that you’re always in a good mood. If something bad happens, at least for me, I can be reminded that it’s my birthday, and that little bit of joy can boost my mood. Also, it doesn’t take coffee to wake me up on my birthday. I wake up, realize what day it is, and joy and anticipation of the day to come fill me.
And on a final note, my birthday is a day for me to look on all that I’ve accomplished over my past years of existence. It’s a time for me to be proud of how much I’ve grown, and recognize all my successes and failures.
And when the day is over, I can go to bed, thankful for the years I got to spend on this Earth, and look forward to whatever adventures may come in the future; a future of computers, god, blogging, my cat, my family, and last but not least, my best friend.

Thanks for reading,
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Steve.

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Monday’s Musings 15: How has our world come to this?


Hey guys,
Steve here.

Wasn’t it some thousands of years ago that we were nothing but clueless cavemen? Wasn’t it just a few thousand years ago, that us humans didn’t even know a way to communicate with each other? And I’m sure, that thousands of years ago, we didn’t have any of the technology we do today… so how did our world become how it is?
I understand there were lots of years, and lots of time for us to adapt to this world. But how did we figure it out? It seems like we went from the baby stage, all the way to the grown up stage as time went on, but with no parent to guide us.
I wonder how it all got started. Could it be that the first man alive began eating anything and everything he could, deciding what tasted right and what didn’t? Could it be that he died from eating something poisonous?
And what about other people. Clearly a whole world couldn’t be created by just one lonely man walking around the earth, there had to be someone else. And how did they take care of themselves? How did they know how to keep themselves and their children alive?
I ask questions like that… yet I’m typing on this laptop, who was created by those same humans, just several thousand years ago. Isnn’t it amazing how we figured out all this? How we came from cavemen to this?

I guess the answers to my questions remain a mystery. All I know, however, is that if I had to be that unfortunate first man on earth, I would probably still be walking around, trying all the different plants to see what tasted good, and wondering how in the heck I got here.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

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Monday’s Musings 14: What blogging is to me


Hey guys,
Steve here.

This isn’t a post on why I prefer a blog over social media, and this isn’t a post on why I think it would be a waste of time to promote a blog. No, this post is here to answer a few of your questions: Why do I blog? What does it mean to me? How much longer do I plan to have this blog? How have I managed to blog for so long?

Blogging, to me, is more than writing a post and hitting the publish button. It goes deeper than that–I put thought and work into these posts. Whether it’s my current life events, how I feel about something, or even if something just comes to mind, I can be assured that this blog and the people reading it are there to listen.
I didn’t set up this blog to see how much popularity it could gain, as you know by reading my first ever Monday’s Musings post. This blog wasn’t intended to appease the people. If everyone decided to shun my blog for whatever reason, unlike your average news blog, I wouldn’t shut down–I don’t care how appealing my posts are. I don’t care how much people like them. I don’t care about how many likes, tweets, shares, reblogs, and comments my posts get, (although when I get those I know that there are people who appreciate what I write). Because for me, blogging is more than a hobby, more than something fun to do. It’s an outlet, a passion, and the virtual book of my life.
To put it this way , each post on this blog is a chapter of my life, every Monday’s musings post a foot note in the margin letting you know more about my thoughts. And besides, I feel like I can express myself more through my writing than when talking. It seems even to me, that my deeper thoughts, passions, and feelings come out in what I write, and having this blog gives me a place for my writing.
So if you’re wondering how I’ve managed to blog for so long, the answer is that it’s sort of grown on me. It has turned into a part of my every day life, imbedding itself among all the other things I have to do. As for when this blog will be taken down, I don’t know. But let me assure you, it won’t be for a long, long time. So at least for now, sit back and look forward to all the chapters to come, as I travel day by day through the book that is my life.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

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Monday’s Musings 13: does there have to be a solid answer to every question?


Hey guys,
Steve here.

Yesterday evening, me, my dad, and my papa were having a conversation, and the subject of global warming was brought up, and ever since then I’ve felt the need to muse about this topic.
Is it just me, or is it a fact that we, as humans, have to have reasons for everything? Isn’t it a well known fact, that we always have to have a solid answer to all of our questions? There are countless examples of this.
As a first, religion. Although I do believe in god, wouldn’t you say religion is our answer to how the universe formed, and what happens after you die? I don’t think we know any of these things, so we have to make up an answer, and stick with it. Science theories such as the “big bang theory” are also examples of this. I believe that scientists don’t necessarily know how the universe was formed, but that they look at evidence from our universe’s past, and associate it with a theory, thus giving them an answer as to how the universe was formed.
Another example would be the global warming thing I mentioned earlier. Our climate is changing, as I’m sure you all know. But doesn’t everything change? Why does it have to be us causing it?
And besides, this winter has been the coldest we’ve had in quite some time. If our climate was changing due to global warming, wouldn’t this winter be the warmest in quite some time?
And if records didn’t break, they wouldn’t exist. So just because we’re breaking weather records more frequently, and the climate is going through changes, it doesn’t mean we need to quit doing what we’re doing.

So do you get what I’m saying? Wouldn’t you agree that we always seem to come up with reasons and answers for everything? I don’t disagree with this subject; my take on it is that humans have great imaginations, and can come up with some pretty darn good answers.

Thanks for reading,
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Steve.