I've been reluctant to write a blog before now. I tried it out on myspace, but I didn't really keep it up. So here goes attempt number two. I've been convinced by a few friends (namely Brookey and Christy) to try it out here. I think the biggest thing is that you have to update often. So here goes.
First, I wonder if reading blogs is a way to keep up with friends and family, or an outlet for stalkers. My conclusion is that, like most things, a blog can be used for good or evil, depending on the user. Here's a simple example--not as extreme as stalking, but you'll get the point. So, I'm sort of obsessed with reading people's blogs, and a few of them don't know I'm doing it. As I mentioned earlier, Christy has a blog, and from her blog, there is a link to the blog of a mutual friend of ours. Our mutual doesn't know that I've been reading her blog, and I feel a little stalker-ish. The same goes for one of Brookey's friends, who is also an acquaintance of mine, but I'm sure he doesn't know I'm reading his blog. Am I an internet stalker?? But maybe that is the point of blogs. While it is a kind of diary, it is also a semi-public outlet of expression. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, but I'm leaning more toward thinking it's less an outlet for stalkers and more a way to express yourself and keep up with those you know.
I'd like some input. I'm ok with people I don't know reading this, but it's mostly for those I know. Maybe I'm just paranoid. Maybe I'm just a little new at the blog scene to get it entirely, but now that I've got one, I'll try to figure it out.
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