I have disdain for bloggers

It’s one of those prejudices I haven’t come to terms with yet. Eventually I seem to find acceptance for most groups of people that previously I hold in extreme and sometimes illogical contempt. But as of right now, Bloggers aren’t on my list of people I have crazy respect for. I may lump them in with this crazy culture of media whores that is engulfing our entire generation of young people.

 

So why start blogging?

God I don’t know. Boredom? Some mental defect that causes me to spew out my opinions and feelings in a random and constant manner? This deep urge to write and this deeper feeling like I am or should be good at it? Postpartum depression that keeps nipping at my heels right now?

But, then how can you still feel the way you do about bloggers? I mean, isn’t that hypocritical?

Yes. I am a hypocrite. Darn tootin’. (First time I have ever said or written darn tootin’ by the way)

Why would anyone want to read what you write though?

I don’t think they will? I mean, I’m not sure even if I want them to. I’ve always been really out there and public about somethings (see my Facebook page…) but very private about others… and if I start writing….well…. historically it’s a warts and all type situation. But. If someone reads what I write and thinks, ‘wow that’s weird or different but I GET it’, maybe it’s some sort of closure on my crazy crazy past and that I have some worth as a writer? I care way too much what people think to be honest.

Well… what if you aren’t a good writer?

*sigh* You had to go and ask me that to put doubts in my head right? Maybe I’m not. Maybe I’m not. But I do know this: I have written things in these dark and perhaps twisted moments of my life that I looked at in the morning and it did then and still does move my soul. Honestly, truly… I write for me.

Why not keep a diary then? Instead of a blog.

It’s more real if I’m not the only one reading it. I’ll hold myself to a higher standard. Maybe I’ll move someone else, you never know.

 

Yes I can interview myself at a moment’s notice. I’m crazy. And I’m not sure I want to pay $18 for a .com. Free is my friend right now. Stay with me…stay.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “I have disdain for bloggers

  1. Well the 18 dollars really isn’t worth it unless you are going to self host. WordPress is great even at the free level. Best of luck with the blog and remember anything you publish will/can be seen. We are all here. 🙂 -OM

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  2. Steve Morris says:

    The secret of blogging is to blog for yourself. Of course, nobody can actually do that, we need others to read. Read and like. Read, like and follow. We crave attention. We must have it!

    It’s like the secret of happiness. To be content with yourself and what you have. Of course, nobody can do that either. We need more money, we need … oh, you get the idea.

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    • shauna1200 says:

      I’m finding actually that this outlet allows me to enjoy when someone approves of what I’ve written, after I’ve written it but not really care that much what people might think as I’m writing it. So yeah! Doing it for me 🙂 And don’t we all love attention. We just don’t always admit it.

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