The blogging world is one large high school. You have the juniors, the sophomores and the seniors. You have your A-List popular boys and you have your rebels. You have your geeks who specialize in things and you have people who know nothing. You have your wannabe’s and you have annoying people who think they know better. You will also have some weird guy named Augie who can get you things you never even heard off.
Everyone interacts and unless you’re part of the popular click, you’re just one of the crowd. Everyone is part of a niche, which is part of a community or network, which is part of the whole living breathing ecosystem. As separated as everyone is in terms of belief, idealism and thought. We’re all related together in some way. What affects one blog has the power to ripple throughout the blogging world.
To me it made sense simply because despite while we’d expect blogs to free us from the constraints of the physical world, our thoughts are still limited to the scope in which we can grasp. As much as we’d like blogs to offer us total freedom of will, we’re still influenced by the niche and community in which we associate ourselves with. Very few of us are true innovators, leaders and news makers. The rest of us, myself included are just part of the crowd which you can hear in the background if you’re interested enough. We’re the end users of a very simple social system.
So it makes sense for gossip and news to travel around at lightning speeds. It makes sense for one person’s embarrassing or tragic moment to be the talk of the blogosphere for those “15 minutes”, it makes sense because nothing is kept secret in this largest of high schools. When we blog, people will read. For how long it matters, depends on how popular you are in the sphere.
Of course if I’m correct, then it makes sense why I’ve always been the underdog of blogging. I’ve always been the underdog in high school as well. Always kept to the side, never really noticed until someone really needs me. Crap, and I thought I escaped it all!!
But what do you think? If you’ve been blogging long enough. What is the blogging world to you? How would you describe it?