Monday, August 10, 2009

Self-Absorbed? Maybe... But...

Within two days, I've heard of 3 fellow bloggers being called "self-absorbed" for blogging. I find this bizarre. Are these haters jealous? Are they ignorant? Do they have self-acceptance issues? Do they have ulterior motives? Are they just evil? And, if they think blogging is self-absorbed, WHY THE HECK ARE THEY READING PEOPLE'S BLOGS AT ALL?????

Why do I blog?

* Documentation. I like looking back on what was going on at certain points of my life. It's like an online journal for me.

* Connection. I have relatives and friends that use my blog to see what's going on in my life. They feel connected to me, even though we're miles (sometimes even continents) apart. I like reading others' blogs too for the same reason.

* Fun. Yes, maybe that's weird, but I think blogging is fun!

I know blogging isn't for everyone. Some people are private and just don't want the whole world knowing their business. Anyone who knows me knows that I wear my heart on my sleeve. I put it out there in life. Most everyone knows my business. I guess blogging is natural for people like me. Is it self-absorbed? Maybe. But, the last time I checked, no one was being forced to read it!

I don't enjoy amusement park water rides, but if you want to ride one, be my guest! I'll be waiting for you at the exit. And if you don't enjoy blogs, do us a favor... keep off the Raging Blog River. My fellow bloggers and I will meet up with you later!


  1. I LOVE it! My sentiments exactly.

    I went to "Julie and Julia" yesterday, and this EXACT issue was brought up in the movie...maybe THAT'S where the comments are coming from??!!


  2. I hope one was me! I feel the same way you do Tena. I share almost everything about my life on my blog, but there are a few things that are for me and won't see the light of the internet. Self-absorbed, maybe, but if they don't like it, they don't have to read it!

  3. I filter too, Frank. I mean, I do like being a teacher in the public school system. I am aware this can be read by anyone anywhere. But it's not required reading!!!

  4. I completely agree. I use my blog as a journal and I also use it to keep my sister in New York updated about my life. I don't get to see her often, so this is a nice way to keep in touch. Plus, I love to write, and even though I may not be the best at it, it's splendidly fun. Plus, it gives me an excuse to take LOTS AND LOTS of pictures.

    "What's the camera for?"
    "Documentation purposes."

  5. Aww I feel so much better now that I know I'm not the only one!

    Thanks for this post it makes me feel inspired to keep bloggin'!



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