Blogging and the Creative Urge  

CB_2 52F
8302 posts
9/3/2006 2:31 pm

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Blogging and the Creative Urge

The introduction of the concept of blogging has taken the internet off into ever more interesting paths. No longer is it merely a vast advertising space for a million and one products and services you might never have realised you needed, or an online archive of dry-as-dust corporate histories (do they really think that anyone gives a fuck about this kind of stuff??), or indeed the fastest most responsive news outlet imaginable.

No, blogging has given it va-va-voom.

We are no longer passive recipients of news, of information. We are able to process the data, make sense of it in our own lives, and then give it a personal spin. Or we can ignore the raw data and just create our own material from scratch. If you can write persuasively, you can make people believe just about anything.

By definition, blogging is a creative activity, because you’re putting words on the page. That creativity takes different forms, and you’ll see many of them here on AdultFriendFinder.

1. A normal blog, like an online diary
2. Prose fiction, erotic or otherwise
3. Poetry
4. A spoof blog, intending to amuse and entertain

Of course, there is a downside to both blogging and the internet in general, and it is exactly the same as the upside: it puts people in touch with each other.

Well that’s great, isn’t it?

Mmmmm, kind of.

You want to shag someone. Someone else wants to shag someone. Why not find each other on the internet and get together for a mutual shag? Two itches scratched, and everyone is happy.

But what about the people you really don’t think should be in touch with each other? People who like to make bombs and start terrorist wars. People who like to abuse children or animals. People who verge on the edge of violent insanity, needing only a small trigger to set them off.

That trigger could easily be a blog.

Got any thoughts on either the upsides or the downsides of blogging?

Blogito ergo sum.

rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
9/3/2006 2:49 pm

where there's a will there's a way ... even if the internet didn't exist, the evil twins of this world would find ways to get together ... no point getting paranoid about it!

[blog freelove999]

CB_2 replies on 9/3/2006 3:03 pm:
I never said I was paranoid! I just think that there are an awful lot of sick-minded people out there whose ideas would never have gone further than their own heads, had they not happened upon fellow-thinkers on the internet.

rm_Masato13 64M
128 posts
9/3/2006 3:43 pm

Good points CB2. However a Pandora's box has been opened and there simply is no way of closing it. I had an experience just the other night, someone from this site contacted me, NOT the other way around and she could of caused me a ton of grief.

She was a predator and I was mad at myself for letting it get as far as it did. To blog can be a lot of fun but sadly we all have to be careful.

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:26 pm:
You're right, we have to live with the open Pandora's box. Which will be interesting.

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:26 pm:
And fancy calling me a predator, just because I e-mailed you

tenorsaxxman 67M

9/4/2006 6:54 am

I used to read the bulletin boards in the hallways of various buildings at college, notes would be left that people would respond to and sometimes meet at the board; I think the concept has always been around, just in a new electonic form which speeds it up. As with any superhighway, there's always someone out to drive like a maniac. We can always shoot out their tires when they fly by . . . . ...


CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:31 pm:
Good analogy, tenorsaxxman! I'll tell you which tires to shoot, but I'll leave you to hold the gun.

Maquis55 64M
113 posts
9/4/2006 12:07 pm

I have been trying to analyse my view of blogs & have come to the conclusion (Presently, at least) that they lack immediacy &, as I have little free time, waiting for responses is too protracted a process - Chat rooms, however, are quicker moving & something one can pick up or drop at almost a moments notice.
For posting of erotic short stories, blogs are good.For putting forward ones views on life, blogs are good.For conversation, with posts & counter-posts, blogs are irritatingly slow.
As to "Nutters" - They can be found anywhere, be it on the internet or anywhere else - I suppose mass-media has made their rantings more easily accessible.
AdultFriendFinder is an "Adult" site & thus there is normally, at the very least, a sexually-based undercurrent in most conversations or written content - Sometimes this is "Healthy" & sometimes this is "Sick" but again, this simply reflects life as it is, good or bad.
Blogs are a form of communication & all means of communication can be used properly or abused - I see them rather like a notice board in a college common room, useful but not something that would ever properly be a substitute for the spoken word.

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:32 pm:
Quite right Maquis. And I so like the spoken word, especially from a distance of - say - 6 inches.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
9/4/2006 12:42 pm

I think the immediacy of communication has revolutionised so much, and in a sense we are still adapting, all of us strangers in a strange land, trying to make sense of the impact of this new means of communication. The most awesome thought is that most of us won't meet each other, yet we build up understandings, even friendships as real as any other.

And yes, there is a darkside. We've seen all too human reactions come through the blogs, even blog hysteria from time to time. Beyond this friendly site it can be even more shocking (yes, there are ways in which this is a safe place to be). I remember reading a noticeboard about Iraq a couple of years ago and accidentally hyperlinking to an islamic extremist URL to see a decapitated head of some poor westerner held by the hair, and the sheer shock, horror and disgust at what I was faced with. And then I thought this poor innocent man on some foreign aid mission was decapitated just so his head could be thus displayed, on the web, as all other media, western especially, would not present such stuff. This was the medium, and I was more than an accidental viewer - I had become a participant, because to some extent there was a relationship between my seeing and the motivation for their doing.

The other issue is one of validity. For the most part there are no publishers, no endorsements of the truth, so people can claim veracity for anything they write. But we all know that veracity is dubious. There's this whole thing here where people are going they're not a fake, or they've outed a fake, or whatever. So we blog in a twilight zone between reality and mythology, flying slightly blind, but relying on our limited prior experience to make sense of people and things.

But that's the medium, and with all its pitfalls I simply love the interaction, the creative opportunities, the friendships that emerge and generally the fun I'm having.

Great post, CB2.

warm xx

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:34 pm:
I'm with you all the way on this, Warm - the creativity, the interaction, the friendships are a fabulous outcome of blogging, and the only reason I am still on AdultFriendFinder.

And yes, we need to remember caveat emptor, that apparent truth may not be genuine truth. But as long as we bear that in mind, what a fantastic playground this is!

dandy6912000 62M/60F
3383 posts
9/5/2006 5:33 pm

we find it has anything and evervything you could ask for, good and bad, upbeat and a downer at times . But we carry on and the freinds we come to know alittle of make it a blessing to say the least. have a good day D & S

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:36 pm:
It is really great to make friends like you guys through this medium. I mean, how cool is it that I have people I would count as friends on every continent thanks to this activity?

earthShiva 61M

9/5/2006 11:03 pm

I think we need to be very careful with what we label as "good" and "bad" ideas. There are plenty of people out there who find the notion of two people in search of a mutual shag as objectionable as making bombs, and who would seek to shut down any interplay of "indecent" ideas. And might not the world have been better off if bomb-making skills had been better understood in the Jewish ghettos in 1939?

We are very young. This whole idea of a globally connected community has barely taken its first breathe. While it is possible we will prove that the human race was a bad idea from the start and annihilate ourselves, the far greater likelihood is that we will continue to make small, incremental mistakes until we learn. Now that we have a voice, the most important item on our collective agenda is not to learn to use our voice. It is to learn to listen.

CB_2 replies on 9/6/2006 3:38 pm:
Such wise words, EarthShiva. I had not even thought about the whole subjectivity of what is "good" and what is "bad".

Mmmm, learning to listen.... let's hope there are no politicians aiming to assert themselves in this arena, or we're all in trouble!

rm_Masato13 64M
128 posts
9/6/2006 6:29 pm

No,no! You're the good kind of predator! The one I'm talking about was evil,nasty and just not nice.

CB_2 replies on 9/7/2006 12:48 pm:
There's a good kind of predator??

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