Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Popularity Race

I was running through some of the blogs that I haven't had a chance to do over the last week, and I find myself drawn to looking at their counters.

I am ashamed to say, that I was actually tempted to join in popularity race. ALMOST.

And I remember, the only reason why I blog is to find a place for me to actually write the thoughts and the things that I find to be significant to me. It is also because I'm too fucking lazy to state the same things over and over again.

That being said, it'll be a scary day, when the anwer to "Hey how are you? What have you been up to??" is "Read my blog".

I sometimes wonder if the increase in popularity causes some people to actually change the way they blog.

I was talking to my brother the other day about issues in church, and I was telling him this, that with the increase of our own experiences and knowledge, we become also custodians. When we talk to people, we have to make a judgement call, and decide if the person is actually ready for some of the knowledge that we hold.

The answer is not always positive, and as custodians we may not always be right. But it's a risk that we'll have to take and hope that we do not do anything we eventually end up regretting.

Guess likewise in blogging, there are several facets by which we express our central character and ourselves as a person. Not all of them are to be viewed by the general audience. Some things also, may need to be written down, but need not be seen.

One wonders about the weight of those hidden words, and the effect that it might have on both the person that holds it, and the world if they ever come to light. I'll think more about it, when I come to a conclusion, I'll write about it here. Maybe.


F¡яєвџяN said...

interesting blog

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sÞ¡ηηєє said...

I sometimes wonder if the increase in popularity causes some people to actually change the way they blog.

totally agree. Be it conciously or not, pple may have tendency to change the way how they blog once they gain popularity. This can also serve a form of behaviour study: perhaps that owner of the blog may not be really firm in real life?

nice post. very thought provoking.

Vandalin said...

I do keep in mind who's gonna read, and some of my more private thoughts are not reflected here.

I gotta have something to say over coffee right?