I really need to get back into the blog game.

I remember I used to love just sitting and typing non-sensical things and thought processes. People read them. I know, not many, but there were people who wanted to hear what I had to say. Whether it was the people closest to me or people I have never met. The words I was willing to type out were being read by people.
That is a sort of big thing in a meta way, if you really look at it. The whole idea of blogs, online journals, has become so convoluted, yet people still read. People have a strive to read. And just like reality TV, people will always want a means to peer into the lives of other people.
Does this mean that humanity as almost a whole thinks that their lives aren’t interesting enough? Have we all just been brainwashed into thinking that something put on the internet or (god forbid) television is somehow more important than our own lives?
I don’t have the answer. I read blogs. Mostly about the design and video game industries, I like information. However, I will find myself wandering on to personal¬†opinion pieces, and that will logically move itself to plain old personal opinions. I will (infrequently) read about people’s day, their trudge through life and the thoughts that they have while they do it.
We turn to Twitter to read about people who are “obviously” more interesting than us; actors, comedians, media moguls, corporate entities to feed ourselves some semblance of something we think is more interesting of ourselves, yet we always go back to the “community” of people who live day-to-day lives.
Look at Instagram. Who are the most interesting people who are being followed? Yes, celebrities will always take a massive piece of the pie, but so often I come across profiles that have hundreds or thousands of followers of people who really only chronicle their day-to-day life. I am surely someone who is guilty of this.
Are we really so starved to read a story about another human being at the cost of our own? Would we rather read about the cereal someone ate for breakfast today than to crack open a book, watch a documentary, learn something?
I honestly can’t say what I was aiming for with this blog when I started it. I want to write more, I want to be interesting, I want to be read; but with a sea of amazing literature and documented science and history already available, I can’t help but think I am adding to the landfill that is the blogosphere.

I should be doing something more, but until I do, I’ll be doing this shit.

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Mommie January 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Love you…..good to see you blogging again!

Ernie January 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

How did you even see this so fast?!

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