Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Blogging makes independent???? Doubtful
A friend pointed me towards a magazine on which cover you will find prominently displayed the headline “Blogging makes Independent”. Phhhh the blogging community goes. That statement is wrong. It is just wrong on so many levels. If something makes you addicted it is blogging. Hence you’re no longer independent. Day after day one sits in front of one‘s computer. Reading blogs. Commenting on blogs and writing blog posts. And if you’re not blogging you think about blogging. No sooner than you have finished doing something you start to ponder if it was blog-worthy and you get upset if you forgot to bring a camera to capture that very blog-worthy moment.
Blogposts when it is snowing, posts about good TV programs, posts about the lack thereof, blogposts about blogposts about blogposts. And why do we do this to ourselves? Is it an addiction? The urge to communicate? Are we crazy? Is it some form of exhibitionism or narcism?
You gotta blog day or night, rain or shine. You’re obsessed with watching your stat counter. Who came to read your blog last and when, how long did they stay and why did they leave? It is all about content, content, content and you are profoundly addicted. Somebody check me into Promises or some other facility. On second thought, please don’t. I might meet somebody famous and start blogging again. It is crazy but I love it and it is the right form of outlet for me. In real life I am not the most outgoing person and I have always been able to express myself better in writing so after all this may be the right thing for me. It has allowed me to make friends that I would have otherwise never met and I am deeply grateful for that. This blog originally started out as a little blip in the universe with pictures for my closest friends and has turned into a real personal diary last year and all I can say is that I am really having fun. And while not all is always well in bloggerland I still would not want to miss it.
What was your reason to take up blogging and when did you start? Is it therapeutic for you or do you just enjoy writing?
posted by kat