I should be doing my work, but instead I’m blogging. Why? Because I don’t feel like doing my work. Why? Because it’s a nice cool cloudy Saturday afternoon and my head feels especially heavy right now. So rather than sleep a nice day like this off and waste more time, I’d like to talk about something sensible…just to get you guys into the right frame of mind on things and me into the right frame of mind to do my work.
I’ve been commenting a little less on other people’s blogs lately, even on mine. It’s not that I don’t have the time to read people’s blogs…hell I have time to blog right now right? It’s the fact that over the past few months, it has become increasingly obvious that sometimes…there is no point for me to post a comment.
Don’t get me wrong, I still stand by the opinion that a person’s blog is worth the return hits they have and the comments that they get…though…it is about time I refine that statement on a future post.
Why does a person blog? My answer would be because they like to express their thoughts and satisfy their narcissism. Every blog may be different, but these are the times where almost everyone blogs about the same things. Hates, loves politics, controversies, misery, technology, “noodle” posts and even food. There is a limit to how different we can be when you realize that everyone can blog around the same things. The difference is, how any of us write…that makes a blog unique.
Then why does a person comment? Ahh…there is the brain teaser. To satisfy their narcissism by telling the world that they exist? To ask unrelated questions because they can’t find the damn Contact-Me page or the Chatbox? To give a valid point? Naturally it’s all of the above…but of the 3 reasons there, 2 of them are things I don’t need. A brownie point if you can tell me which they are.
So why comment? Why not comment? The answer is simple, because if a blog is truly unique, then I’d comment. Because if the blog actually grabs my attention, then I’d comment. Because if the blog has something I can relate to other than my own narcissistic need, then I’d comment. Because if the blog can make me happy, sad or otherwise pissed off, then I’d comment.
Sadly, there aren’t enough blogs like that these days…or at least…there aren’t many things that actually do catch my attention. The current blog fad explosion has left the spicy blogosphere a little bland than what I’m used to. So rather than leave my footprints all over the place on things that have no point, I’ll do the sensible thing and leave most of them here on the blog that’s home to footprints.
My own senseless thoughts aside, maybe the best thing sometimes in the blogging reality we live in, isn’t the freedom to say what we want…it is to shut up when we need to.