So here I am sitting in the library, conforming to the main-streamity (yes, I just made up that word) of blogging. I really should be studying, but my newly-found love for blogging is erupting from me like vomit at a high school party. I don’t know what it is, but today on my drive to the lab it somehow struck me that instead of talking to myself, repeatedly replaying scenarios, or rigorous future planning…maybe I should just blog.
This same sort of thing happened when I caved in and made a twitter account. I realized that Facebook became so “normal” that I couldn’t even express myself on it. For that last sentence to make more sense, let me explain. Basically, posting your achievements on Facebook became somewhat like bragging because everyone is on Facebook.
So to create a perfect environment for my blog I realized I need the following:
- A neat place to write about my life/thoughts (this disqualifies the traditional journal - read: messy writing).
- Some sort of feedback system (ie other bloggers).
- Anonymity- as you can tell by the bold formatting, the most important aspect for me. I want to be able to write freely without being perceived as a show-off or a cry baby. Jealousy stems from those who know you (and to be honest writers are a lot more mature).
So with that, I conclude my first post (mainly because I’m running out of time and have to be at a meeting soon. I’ll probably blog again later today if I can, but I’m not sure how to really start my blog.
I mean, there are 2 ways to logically go about this. The first option would be to kind of summarize the background story of my life before blogging. The second option is to sort of blog as if nothing happened, and slowly give background information as I go along. The latter is much easier and is probably a great way to keep my blog spontaneous rather than some sort of biography.
After writing that last paragraph, I’m not so unsure anymore. See what I mean? If it weren’t for this blog I would have had this conversation in my head!