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Blogger’s Paradox revisited

5:00 pm Mon, 9th February 2004

I’ve just been catching up on the last month’s blog entries at this guy’s blog. Reading his entries reminds me once again of what blogging should be about.. at least for me. To me, its about revealing your thoughts and emotions.. revealing and giving a part of yourself to that unknown audience on the world wide web. Its about saying what’s really on your mind, what troubles you, touches you, makes you laugh, annoys you, stresses you out. That’s the stuff I want to blog about, yet I constantly find myself merely skimming the surface of the trivialities in my life.

*sigh* I do apologise for the decline in quality of blog entries. They’ve been pretty mundane and boring. I seem to lack inspiration.. and the stuff that IS on my mind, I cannot blog about.. perhaps because too many people involved in the issues that are on my mind read this blog. And so we come to a bloggers paradox once again. Then again… would it really matter if I blog about people who read this? Should I assume that I have bloggers prerogative in being able to freely express my thoughts, whatever they may be, on my personal blog. Does this disclaimer really hold true? I know I’ve blogged about this sort of thing before, and it may seem like I’m going in circles around the same issue. Blah. I’ll eventually resolve this… one day.. one way or another.

Ok, so I will say one thing that has been on my mind. I do wish people, particularly those that profess certain Christian ideals, would be less judgemental, less gossiping, and more open, more honest, more loving. Myself included of course. I’d be highly hypocritical if I were to point the finger at others and ignore the 4 fingers pointing back at myself. I suppose in sticky and messy situations such as the ones currently occurring, it can be hard to stop one’s tongue from flapping, and one’s eyes from watching, and one’s mind from judging (or should we call it “critically analysing” instead).

If people have “critical opinions” about something they think someone is doing, they should jolly well go up and ask that person about it, instead of, firstly, assuming that they are right in what they think, and secondly, talking behind the person’s back about it. Why does the church always seem to be a breeding ground for this sort of thing?

Also, I really find it unhelpful when someone comes to talk to you about an issue that they were informed about from some “anonymous source”. Why can’t Mr or Miss Anonymous come and talk directly to you about it? It just serves to make you feel more like people are talking behind your back. It feels like you’re under the media microscope.. with the news reporters and their anonymous sources.

Anyway.. this is just a rant.. not everything is a “current issue” for me. Some of this is stuff I’ve thought about over time, from things I’ve observed and/or experienced. Stuff thats been on my mind, but haven’t blogged about due to the aforementioned Bloggers ParadoxTM. This also doesn’t necessarily require comment.

“Oh, but everybody thinks
That everybody knows
About everybody else
Now nobody knows
Anything about themselves
Cause their all worried about everybody else, yeh”

Current listening :: “Wasting Time” – Jack Johnson

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  1. 4 Comments on “Blogger’s Paradox revisited”

  2. juusu
    Feb 10, 2004

    this has also been on my mind lately… everyone is always under the microscope… this ‘invisible media’ that watches/analyses/ judges you. It’s sad but sometimes I feel better going to the comfort of my non-christian friends cos they don’t do any of that.

  3. Kazzart
    Feb 10, 2004

    Yeh.. it is sad when you feel that way.. you’d think that church friends above all others should be the ones with whom you can share and be open with…

    I have few (maybe 2) christian friends I feel I can be truly honest with..

  4. Hi
    Feb 25, 2004

    “I do apologise for the decline in quality of blog entries.” Were they ever good in the first place?! I know, I know … read the disclaimer! Bloggers should be immune to ANY criticism.

  5. Kazzart
    Feb 25, 2004

    If you actually did read the disclaimer, then you might have noticed this line:

    “Criticisms and reproaches are fine if you have a problem with something, but try to remain constructive and not be an asshole.”

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