Juggling and the Internet go together like Jim and Pam; like Anthony Gatto and world records. It’s like they were made for each other.
Juggling is a collaborative endeavor. And now–with sites like YouTube, MySpace, Flicker, etc–it’s easier than ever to share. Any 12-year-old kid with a Macbook and a decent three ball cascade can make a video of himself/herself doing the “most awesome juggling routing ever”, ad a groovey soundtrack, and post it up for the world to see. (Here are a few of examples: 1, 2, 3)
We need to use these tools more. We should be all over YouTube. We should have forums and discussion sites about every piece of juggling equipment, every style of performance, and about all the great jugglers that we admire.
And we should blog.
I couldn’t believe that when I googled “juggling blog”, I only really found 1 or 2 blogs that talked about juggling. In a world where there are hundreds of blogs about things like scrapbooking, gardening, and using Apple products, our subculture is grossly under represented.
We as a subculture need to be sharing ideas, insights, and inspirations, discussing our excitements and frustrations, sharing our reactions about what happens in the world of juggling. The internet makes it so easy! That’s why I started this blog. I hope that hundreds of my juggling brothers and sisters start similar sites. I’ll see you out there.