Friday, May 11, 2007
Why I blog?
Today's post at The Morocco Report,a blog that I read daily, prompted me to think about why I blog.
I don't really talk much, at least not outside of an internet setting. I'm not even so positive as to why. It could be because I am not always sure of myself or what I have to say, or that I don't feel like anyone is listening, or that I feel I'm misunderstood or even that I feel I need more attention than I currently get.
I feel mostly like if I blog that those people who read my writing are the ones who choose to read it, they don't have to, but they sit down look at my pictures and read/listen to what I have to say. So I guess you could say it's my safe way to talk, my way of guaging who really wants to hear me out.
I also feel like I can more freely express my opinions in blog form. Maybe because I fear confrontation and avoid it like the plague, and it's so much easier to be confronted in type than when that confrontation has a voice full of emotion and stern expression on it's face. I think most of all, I just prefer not to be wrong, and if I'm not sure that I'm right, I just don't say anything out of fear of embarrassment.
So I think this mentality forces me to know my stuff and may be the reason I refuse to get bad grades- although refusing to do the work for fear of bad grades is a whole other thing.
So, that's why I write as opposed to only posting photos in my photoblog. It's my way of telling my side of the story, of expressing my thoughts, and making up for the lack of talking elsewhere, at least that's why I think I blog - there may be total other psychological reasons but that is what makes sense to me.