Monday, February 04, 2008
So I read that seasoned bloggers frown on blogging-about-blogging. But I don't care! I've been pondering this a while - I've noticed the different shapes posts come in - confessional ones, philosophical ones, rants and moans, funny stories (skirt stuck in knickers/women invading changing rooms!), look at the cool stuff I've just discovered ones. And the list goes on. I wonder if we tend to one type more than another? Does our blog have a specific style, do we unconscioulsy get influenced by one another?
I have to admit, I love my own blog. I really love it. I love getting to say what I'm feeling and thinking. I love its pinkness, and the pictures I've found (legally or not? Still don't know what to do about that one). I love the support people have given me, the kindness. It feels like my own little room, with pictures on the wall, and a stereo. It's my teen-dream-space!
But it's lonely there. Nobody visits :( I'm all alone - it's too like my teen years at the moment! So it's great to come here and get the interaction. I love the commenting, I live for it! It doesn't rankle that I didn't get longlisted for the blog awards, no no, really, I'm not bitter :) but I do miss the company. Which is odd - my cousin first suggested blogger to me a few years ago, and I dismissed it as being too narcissistic. Why would anyone want to read my inconsequential bullshit, or me anyone else's... Now I'm all about the narcissism! It just feels good, and right to blog. I think we blow it up into more than it is - it seems ridiculous to have a 'blogging community' - yet is seems like such a good thing. An embracing of honesty, maybe, of self expression. And the communication that goes with it (if you're lucky). I think that's what makes 49£s so good, and why I'm looking forward to the awards and the ladies' tea party so much. I like that little Stonecutters' moment of 'Do you Blog?' and you establish a connection somehow.
I did set up a blog account a few years ago, but I think I didn't follow through with it because I didn't know anyone else's. I found MW through her blog (which she sensibly advertised on Rollercoaster, the parent's site!), and another friend I met on Rollercoaster has started her own. Long live the internet.
Oo, I could go on to a whole new point about how good blogging is for housebound, hormonal mothers, what a great forum and place for retaining your sense of self, but I sense you're getting bored.
Blog on everyone :)
Posted by Jo at Monday, February 04, 2008