Thursday, January 01, 2009

Why Do You Blog?

While I have my fundamental hypothesis about why people blog, I am now interested in some empirical evidence. To that end, I invite visitors to comment and let me know why they blog.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


At this point, it must go without saying, that I am no longer posting on this blog.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


I did a bit of slogging through the next blog button this evening after a long break. I find myself with little patience for many of the blogs I run across. I have become heartless, I guess.

I ran into one blog that was all about hip Asian singles looking for love and sex in Los Angeles. I could not relate. It made me really glad I am not single. I also visited a blog written by an 85 year old man. I thought that was pretty cool -- the oldest blogger I have come across yet. Most of the people I know who are over 75 are not terribly computer literate. I was impressed. Then there was a blog about acne. This blogger had about 10 blogs listed on his profile. In addition to the acne blog, he publishes a blog about business and another blog about Jesus. There were the usual foreign language blogs. I also came across a blog clearly put together by some teenage girl with the customized page with trendy anime graphics and music playing. These types of blogs are indecipherable to me with the short-cut-slang-lang, chat boxes and cute paraphernalia that characterizes the bling, bling teeny bopper blog.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Will You Be My Valentine?

I am back only because Just D told me I was missed. Now that was a valentine that made me feel loved!

I have been involved in low-tech pursuits such as writing in a notebook and singing songs on guitar. I was working a trial. Then my child caught the flu. Then I caught the flu from my child. And by the time all of that was over, I seem to have lost the ambition to become a blog star.

In the continued negotiation of my mid-life crisis, I am thinking about the things I want to achieve in my life before it is over. Visiting all the blogs on Blogger is not on the list. Creating is first on the list. My experience of creativity is deeply related to my sense of spirituality. Unfortunately, between the demands of my life and a complacent contentment, my spirituality has dissipated. I am trying to rebuild my spiritual connections so I can reinvigorate my creative voice. I find that rebuilding requires me to spend time observing and thinking and freely writing, not blithely surfing blogs or posting with a premise. Sitting in front of a computer trying to be clever does not promote that connection. That is another reason why I have not posted recently.

Until I decide exactly what I am going to do with my blogs, they each remain vulnerable to extinction.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

I Blog Therefore I Am

Latest survey update: It turns out many people blog merely to validate their existence.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I Am Just A Narcissist

I've concluded that I am just narcissistic. I want to be loved. I want people to appreciate, value and love me for what I do and who I am. All of us have a need to be loved and appreciated -- I don't know anyone who prefers to be unloved and unappreciated. But I am afraid that my need to be loved and appreciated may be pathological. I get anxious in certain situations if I do not feel loved and appreciated. Although, my need for love and appreciation is certainly not as acute as some people I know -- my skin is not that thin. However, my need to feel love and appreciated is often unsatisfied. Oh, to be loved!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Technical Difficulties Are Sapping My Blogging Joy

Blogger has been really unresponsive! Almost everytime I try to log on, Blogger gets stuck during the log in process. This post represents the first successful log on attempt since my last post! I had to get in the back way too -- I was unable to directly log on. The problems seem to have started once the new blogger came out of beta. I am really frustrated. Between that and my diminished motivation to keep blogging I have not posted much at all on any of my blogs. I am thinking of calling it quits anyway.