Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day One - More Thoughts

So, I don't know how people are supposed to find this and read it. I'm not very computer savvy, and I don't understand all the inner workings of cyberspace and blogospheres. I suppose, I could alert my friends and family, but that seems ridiculous, so I guess I'll just keep posting into thin air for my own sake. There's a certain exciting sense of risk in that. Like leaving your journal lying on your coffee table - though I would never do that. I guess I'd rather have strangers read my thoughts, than people I know. I hate that we all seem to feel this need to cry for attention in some way or another. Take Facebook. I have an account and every time I update my status and press enter, I feel a little bit foolish. Like, maybe what I wrote, was totally pointless and no one's going to care. Which is usually exactly what happens. And to be honest, do I really care about what most of my friends are posting? Sometimes. But most often not. It's entertaining and a guiltless way to engage in other people's drama or lack thereof. People alternate between writing completely boring things about their life, or fishing for a taker. A hook to draw their audience in. And yet, it's somewhat addicting. I hate this information age and hate that it draws me in.


  1. I care about your Facebook posts. I don't always reply, but it makes me feel connected to your world to hear what is happening on any given moment and see pictures of all those cute kids!

  2. You are a great writer, Nicole! I can COMPLETELY relate to what you say about it being easier for strangers to read my thoughts than my own friends/family. There is some comfort in the anonymity of the blogosphere and having people you don't know relate to you.

    It is a struggle that I have faced daily, especially more so as my Blog has started to take a life of its own. Don't get me wrong, I love the business that I have/am creating, but part of me still feels that "risk" that you described every time I put some of my personal life out there. You never know if anyone will read it...or leave their voice in a comment. :)