Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Non Blogging Lifestyle

I'm beginning to wonder if blogging is really such a good idea.

I know that transparency is considered good in all things web. But, is it such a good thing regarding your own personal view of the world? We are tracked, categorized and pchyographed every moment we're on the web. Ever clean your cookies out? Notice how, no matter how often you do this, there's always more? More tracking. More 'where's he been, what's he doing' all the time.

And do our friends and family really need to know how pissed/sad/lonely/regretful/happy/satisfied/enter adjective we are at any given moment?

Sometimes I think it might be better if we just live our lives and not spend so much time analyzing, comparing and obsessing over things that, in the long run, just don't matter.

Think I’ll go do some living now. ;-)


Helen said...

Seems and odd post from you... You're NOT one who blogs daily, or even thrice-weekly ...
and your blog is more often pointing us to news that you consider worth reading than it is blathering about your personal views, feelings, or activities (not like, for example, my blog, which does a lot of that).

Hope the living part is good though!

Anonymous said...

Free Speech.

For many it's a way to put something out there and move on with life. A public journal. If others can relate and/or get something out of it what's the harm? If it makes someone think a different way or open to a new idea, isn't that a good thing? Why have books or poetry? where do you draw the line?

People claim to be so open minded in this country, but when it comes right down to it, most want censorship and controls.

your other blog about the harsh comment was interesting. Many of us have had similar situations where the need to censure what was written came into play. Wouldn't it be great if that limitation could be removed? Sure we would all be worried about hurt feelings and whatnot, but the truth at any given moment captured on a screen for the world to read could possibly end up being of interest or even of help to someone else, not just a peverse need for recognition by the author.

An excellent read from an ex-evangelical.

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