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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.

2 comments:

  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!

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  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. :)

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