My friend Ron Irving’s blog was highlighted in the official UW communication vehicle, University Week. Ron writes (or may have said but it seems like it wrote):
Q: Who is your intended audience?
A: I didn’t anticipate having any audience initially, except maybe for my immediate family. The blog really was just a forum for writing. And the audience remains small. Some family members. Friends. Friends of friends. Friends of friends of friends. My sister, who has lived in Paris since 1980, reads it, and what’s interesting about that is that it has shrunk the distance between us in unexpected ways, as she now knows a lot about what floats around in my head, topics we have never talked about.
Russ McDuff, the director of the School of Oceanography, reads it, and through him, so too do his sister and her partner in Santa Cruz. I’ve never met them, but in turn I now read their blogs, so we have become blog pals. I occasionally get comments from total strangers, like someone who responded minutes after I wrote about Bill Russell.
Getting back to the initial question, I have no specific intended audience. Family, friends, and whoever else cares to read what I have to say.
So Ron pointed the article out for me, me in turn to Robin and Leslie, and much to my surprise and delight I learn that Leslie has been working on arranging a get together of all of us the next time they visit Seattle. And then out of the blue I ran into Ron and Gail yesterday evening for the first time in several months. An inspiration to keep up my end of my blogiverse. (Which seems to be as a word that describes the universe of blogs; it should be the universe of the blogs of my friends).