Monday, May 11, 2009

THIS BLOG IS GOING PRIVATE

Just joshing. It isn't. And I find that private blogs defeat the purpose of blogs--at least in my mind. Initially when I started the old blog, I was blogging to the 3-4 other people I knew who had blogs and the random strangers/companies that are selling something that would occasionally stumble onto my blog. I wasn't posting great personal revelations or musings that I wouldn't feel completely comfortable with Big Steve and The Latin Fury reading. Yes, even that post when I said I wanted to break up with my parents...

There is just something comforting about posting out into the void and wondering if some soul out there millions of miles away will read it. Frequently, I just hit next and see what other blogs are doing in the world (One day I plan to post a list of the blogs I have found and secretly loved, but I am too unmotivated at present). I have read touching stories about adoption, parents losing children, drunken Canadian nights out with hipsters, people obsessed with the Jonas Brothers and a bajillion baking/scrapbooking ladies willing to share their recipes and ideas. I have found photography sites, and culinary sites, and travel sites, and it has been quite interesting. Now, my ego doesn't persuade me to believe that people are stumbling onto my site and being wowed by the design (that was for you, Beardocrat :x) or the content. But my blog is all me. And will always be all me for all the world (and my two semi regular readers... thanks Smithfieldman and The Rage) to read about. This is my declaration and promise that this blog will not go private!

4 comments:

The Rage said...

I was so afraid that I was going to have to start logging on just read your blog... luckily you are not that lame - The world thanks you.

smithfieldman said...

Clicking the Next Blog has never been that enlightening for me. Maybe it's because I seem to get the cat lovers a lot, or teenage girl blogs, or blogs in languages I don't know.

Also glad you aren't going private ,I was a little worried for a milisecond

hollylynn said...

i am in total agreement! i'll never go private, either. if i have anything that personal to talk about, i shouldn't be talking about it on the internets, anyway.

stewedslacker said...

Next button for me once got some nakedish gothic photos... never clicked it again.