Friday, July 22, 2005

What is the purpose of blogging?

Having a blog is definitely the cool thing to do. Let the record show that I had a blog long before the wave hit.

So, what is a blog's purpose? If it is to get thoughts out in written form, then why not buy a journal? They're must be something intriguing about everyone with internet having access to my own thoughts. Maybe this is our 15 minutes of fame...

I've also noticed that bloggers tend to start blogging as some sort of cathartic release of thoughts and emotions, but it quickly becomes consumer driven. The worth and value of a blog is usually equated to how many comments have been made on each post. Is that what this is all about? Popularity? What happens is bloggers post things that will yield the most amount of comments. So, then is it for the reader, or the author?

4 comments:

Amyzing said...

I think you have uncovered every blogger's dilemma. What is the point?

I just liked having a forum to spew about current events and pop culture..then it got to be about funny stuff...then I just throw thoughts out there...now i want to keep people up to date on my life.

I think it is still fun and I love reading your thoughts.

Jen said...

Just wanted to say that I'm sorry for being a jerk 3 and a half years ago. You know what I'm talking about, I always thought you were cool, and I pray that the Lord blesses you tremendously. Again, I'm sorry...
Jen

Dan said...

Jen- I don't know how to respond other than put a comment on my own blog..

thank you. I accept your apology, and I apologize too. I was probably a bigger jerk.. I didn't like that we left stuff undone. thank you so much for connecting with me. I'm interested in what's happened with you in the last 3 years, so email me if you want, soonerbsu@gmail.com

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