Yup, as the title suggests, I’m at that period where blog apathy is but a shadow hovering over my thoughts. Either that or it’s really cloudy outside right about now.
It’s just that there a lot of blogs out there right now that just aren’t the sort of blogs you can find your inspiration from. Politics, money making spam blogs, religion, they aren’t my cup of tea. More often than not, they are not the sort of blogs that give rise to any positive development, at least for the community if any. As much as blogging has become a source for our individual expression of voice. It makes me wonder some days, where that voice has gone.
Gone are the days when blogs meant something so deeply personal and introspective that it made a mundane daily life something worth thinking about. Today, blogs are about information, marketing and that God of Gods, money. So much so even the most self-professed religious man would stoop so low as to do everything to get it. But that is the siren’s call of blogging today isn’t it? A chance to sit at home and sell yourself for the sake of something that drives the world, all the time in your open bathrobe with nothing underneath. A scary thought, but maybe a bit closer to home than one may think.
These days, I feel that I’m of the handful of bloggers that stuck with our original purpose and grew from it a way to express perspectives unlike any other. They might not always call onto the masses because of what’s been said, but for those handful of loyal readers (such as yourself on this blog), the fact that you say it makes you think deserves at least some recognition by others to otherwise raise the bar from just doing away with what others do, to growing and evolving into something that can inspire the next generation of bloggers.
Sure anyone can write about their life, but how many can tell a story? Anyone can make money of ads on their blogs, but how many actually give their viewers something worth reading? Anyone can use the most ingenious system for our blogs, but how many actually create them in the first place? With so many blogs out there, you’d think that more people will fill in the void. But sadly, that’s not the case.
I’m still trying to find that holy grail of bloggers that turn their personal lives into introspective pieces of their mind even if I have to build that list myself, but like I said, there are only a handful of them so far. The best I can do is keep scouring the community for it. Even if I have to sift through the hundreds of nonsensical blogs that kill my own mood to blog, I’ll find them.
Some days blogging just stops being fun, because it becomes a chore to go on. Then again, so is growing up. But if you play the game right, the rest of those years will be something enjoyable indeed despite our mistakes or regrets. We all got to finish what we started don’t we?