Have you ever had someone you just loved to listen to? Sometimes (often) it is their actual audible voice--I could listen to Dustin Hoffman read off binary codes, for instance--but there are also those people whose cadances and choices in vocabulary or figure are so aesthetic that the actual words they choose are as much a reason to listen to them as whatever it is they've chosen to talk about? It's obviously even better if their chosen topics of conversation are equally as appealing. A neighbour of mine in Ontario, Mr. (Rev., to his congregation) Lekx was like that for me. Everything from his scratchy Dutch-accented voice to his language selection to his anecdotes and explanations was appealing to listen to. Easily one of the best parts of the neighbourhood barbeques was John's story-telling.
I would like it if everyone I knew had a blog, and the things they posted exactly expressed all of the reasons I do like listening to them and none of the reasons I might not. I do not want this as a replacement for conversation so much as the fact that a) people often express things on blogs they're too shy to in real life and b) I can't really talk to people all that much from out here.
The reason this thought/wish/fantasy came to me was that I realized I would like to read the blog of a particular co-worker. Her speech-patterns, topics of conversation, and general tone are wonderful to hear, and I hope that they would come across in a blog, were she to have one. I don't know if she does, because I just added her to Facebook when I got home from work and she hasn't yet accepted. By which I mean, if she has a blog and if she has the address on her Facebook profile, I wouldn't know, as I haven't been able to see it. But there are very many people whose blogs I would like to read and comment on.
On another note, I twice accidentally typed "Facenook" instead of "Facebook" in the above paragraph. Do not put that into your address bar and hit enter. I did once by mistake.