Tuesday, September 11, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Not Cease From Exploration

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=274192

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Not Cease From Exploration by Stephen Albert ( http://www.sgalbert.com/).

Not Cease From Exploration (or NCFE, as it is sometimes called) is the personal blog of Stephen Albert of Scranton, which he has been posting since 2008. Its title is taken from the poem "Little Gidding" by T.S. Elliot:

We shall not cease from exploration 
And the end of all our exploring 
Will be to arrive where we started 
And know the place for the first time 

Not Cease From Exploration is Stephen Albert's personal blog, and on it he explores any topic he pleases. In his own words, "On this site I write about whatever I want, whenever I want. I don't attempt to be profound, insightful or interesting. I simply attempt to be me, expressing whatever I happen to be feeling at whatever moment I chose to write." This is blogging in its purest form. It is not blogging with a political agenda, beyond Stephen's personal views on politics. It's not there to promote a business or a cause, unless Stephen chooses to do so. Each post is about whatever Stephen wants it to be, and goes in whatever direction he chooses. His blog topics have covered everything from 9/11 to Wilkes-Barre, alphabetically at least, but touch upon topics relevant to Northeastern Pennsylvania in particular and the world in general.

There are plenty of blogs out there about a single topic. Politics, sports, movies, music, shopping, parenting. There are blogs out there to promote a business or a product, or to promote an individual professionally. Not Cease From Exploration is none of these things. By posting about the topics that he chooses, Stephen presents a blog that reflects himself as a person. Blogs like this were once the norm, but have become fewer and farther between as more and more people choose to present their thoughts in the cocktail-party environment of Facebook or the crowded subway terminal that is Twitter. Give Not Cease From Exploration a read and see what Stephen Albert has to say about a lot of things. Maybe you'll agree with him. Maybe you'll want to leave a comment. Maybe he'll make you want to start a blog of your own. If you do, let us know, and we'll be sure to list it on NEPA Blogs!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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