Saturday, February 18, 2006

Self-centered blogging

I think I'm a very self-centered blogger.

Nancy's blog is about "cooking, eating and enjoying life with my boyfriend." So far this blog (all two posts) is all about me.

I don't know why that is. Is it a guy thing? Is it because blogging is about taking the random, messy thoughts that are swirling around in your head and committing them (irrevokably*) to the internet?

I think there's a somewhat famous quote about writing best being done alone in a room, like other antisocial behaviours. But I can't find the quote.

(*) Anything that gets published to the internet is likely to end up stored on some computer somewhere till the end of time. Internet information is both ephemeral and enduring; and usually which aspect is dominant is the inverse of what you want.

You forgot the "b" in irrevokably. and I think blogging by definition is self-centered. It's all about what the author wants - style, colors, content. That's why people do it; there are no rules, we can do what we want in our blogs. That's the whole point.
It's not a guy thing. I prefer to get all my messy thoughts out so I don't commit horrible acts that could jail me for life. Even though I know I'd do really well in jail.
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