Saturday, January 20, 2007

What Do You Write When You Don't Know What To Write?

I used to get annoyed with bloggers who wrote posts about why they hadn't been blogging recently or why they wouldn't be blogging in the near future. Such posts seemed a little pointless to me, since a person's personal blog is not a newspaper and therefore has no obligation to satisfy its' readers' timetables.

But that was before I actually got into blogging. I started this thing out of simple curiosity -- and perhaps a little boredom. I wanted to chronicle my thoughts and somewhat unique perspectives on various things -- faith and sexuality mainly. I could have just used a simple journal for that, but I also wanted to hear contrasting opinions and/or advice. I guess the exhibitioist in me didn't just want my thoughts written down; it wanted them to be broadcasted. Hence this blog came into existence.

I swore at the beginning that I would only write when I had something outstanding to say -- some grand, controversial revelation that would change the way people saw the world. However, seeing as my last post was about the crush I have on one of my nerdy professors, it obviously didn't turn out that way. But that's not a bad thing. I like the fact that I can put pretty much anything on my blog. I can, in essence, give people a very intimate look into all my little quirks as well as my more defined opinions. Truth be told, by reading all of the posts on this blog, you probably have a more complete picture of me than some of my family and friends.

Obviously, when you become aware that there are people who "know" you that well, you want to keep them updated on what's going on in your life, hence the obligatory "upcoming blog silence" posts many bloggers use. You want to make sure that these intimate strangers know you haven't dropped off the face of the earth. You've just been busy, or, like me, you really just don't have anything amazing to write about. Yes, my life is back into a steady routine. Nothing much is happening here. Nothing in particular is challenging my views, nor are there any big events to write about. I'm just here. I'm alive, I'm happy, and I'm grateful that there are people all over who seem to care. Thanks guys. :)

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