Existential Blogging...  

ChrisDL 48M
362 posts
7/13/2006 3:00 pm

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7/14/2006 1:14 pm

Existential Blogging...

Not so long ago I did a post about Bloggers Block - and the post that caused it is still lurking in my head....

Does anyone ever look at their blog and think "Why am I doing this? Does it really have a purpose?"

If you did - what was the answer?

TabithaElectra 39F

7/13/2006 4:01 pm

Yes...all the time!

My answer was to delete the whole lot...twice!

But I still came back for more!

moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
7/13/2006 4:04 pm

I do it because it helps. It's a learning process for me. It's made me think about certain things, tie certain things together and forced me to verbalize the internalized. I am a writer who didn't write for 14 years. I see this as an excersize, an opportunity to hone my skills with a direct link to my audience. I love the feedback, I love hearing what people get from what I write, Ilove seeing where they take it in their minds. I love seeing what works and what doesn't. I love having that secret window into other peoples lives and minds. I love having a confessional. And most of all, I love the human connection it gives me with others. Assuming they aren't all bots, that is.

8337 posts
7/13/2006 4:04 pm

My blog simply thrives on the drive of my thoughts, whatever I am inspired to write at the time.

Usually not the trival or mundane but moreso thought provoking aspects of life.

I blog to express thoughts in the same way that Camus wrote "The Stranger".

That's true existentialism.


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

QueenOfWands_ 47F

7/14/2006 8:41 am

Does anyone ever look at their blog and think "Why am I doing this? Does it really have a purpose?"

Not really..if anything, it's a way to sometimes focus my thoughts as well as sharing a little of what's going on in my life and what sparks me.

For me, the best bit of blogging is using it as a measure of if/how I change over time and what has shaped that. Also, it's nice to revisit myself as I was at the time and remember how I saw things then.

You worry too much, Chris. And, and I say this not to bash you but to encourage you, you really need to get out of that rut you're in. You never know what kind of person you might end up as but I guarantee you one thing - you'd have big big fun finding out.

Surprise yourself, my friend Make this the year you change your life.

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