Posts Tagged ‘thoughtful’

Common Title Here

May 3, 2010

“Hello World!” is supposed to be the title of this first blog, but how many have you read that start that way, really? And, while we’re questioning, how many are actually addressing the entire world? I’d like to say that’s my audience, but I fear I’m not confident enough to assume the entire world will relate to this. And there, it started.

There; that wasn’t so difficult, now was it? I have had this blog set up for two weeks now, feeling as if every few days I had a thought to share to the (digital, blog-reading) world. Since then, however, I never feel as if a thought is remarkable enough to be my first mark on the blogsphere. Instead, I think perhaps the fact of the blog’s existence will suffice.

I’m generally anti-blog. I would never, for instance, be a person who read this, who stumbled upon someone’s blog and thought it worthy enough to take the time to read. Why so conceited, then, to assume the blog-reading world will pay attention to mine? First of all, if there are people who read blogs for fun, why not mine? And if it IS mine, at least it’ll be hopeful, encouraging, something thoughtful at the very least. Maybe actually a fun one instead of one full of pictures from the proud owner of a funny-faced dog.

Second, it’s partially insignificant if anyone else reads this. It might be that my own journal isn’t enough of an outlet anymore, but the possibility that my thoughts could mean something to someone, and could inspire comments(!) which, in turn, further inspire my thinking — well that’s all quite exciting, isn’t it? But just having this outlet is a good and beneficial thing for the writer, I believe. My sister and I just tonight had the conversation that it’s helpful for her to write a letter of admiration to a celebrity, even considering the slim chance they’ll ever read it; it makes her feel better, as if something has been done about it all. Along these lines, there is Facebook, Twitter, things of that nature — but they’re not anonymous. There’s only so much you can say on these sites, because your grandma, your parents’ friends, your friend-boys-who-are-potential-interests, all read it and pretty much know YOU by these status updates. You can’t reveal yourself on these sites. Hence the lack of a real name or location in my info. If, in your comments, you wish to have the same anonymity, please, do so. I would much prefer honesty than personal data.

And with that, my first blog completed. Perhaps still a bit cliched, the explanation of the blog’s existence as my introduction. Hopefully, though, something to mentally chew on.

ps — I am trying with as much attention as possible to avoid overused sayings, especially those that don’t properly mean what I intend. Feel free to direct my attention to such wordings.