Posted by jkm822 at ool-435546b7.dyn.optonline.net on January 18, 2004 at 14:04:18:
In Reply to: The thing about blogs posted by Deltron on January 18, 2004 at 13:56:55:
: Is that too many people share. What happened to the days where people kept their private journals under lock and key? Since when did people start sharing their innermost thoughts and fears?
: If more people just kept a blog for themselves, it'd be a nice service. But too many people share the same type of bullshit: whine about life, whine about friends, take a poll, post an image declaring what Office Space character you are, beg for people to sign guestbook.
: I kept hoping it'd pass when the majority of bloggers got their pubic hair, but alas, I was wrong.
I mean, it's out there for people to read, but I have no idea why anyone who isn't a close part of my life would want to. Because what you've described is exactly what my journal is - whining about life and friends, taking polls, etc. I don't beg people to sign my guestbook, though. If people want to reply to something I've said, that's cool, but I don't care much if people let me know they stopped by just for the sake of it.
I used to keep an old-fashioned, paper-and-pen journal, for many many years. I'd tapered off on it, mostly (I thought) because I was on the computer all the damned time. So when I found out about online journals, I thought it'd be a good idea. Thing is, back when I used to keep a real journal, I had a life. Turns out the reason I stopped writing in my journals is because I didn't have anything to say. The fact that it's now online and public rather than handwritten and private hasn't altered the fact that I've got nothing particularly interesting going on.
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