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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

On Blogging

Do other people go through a self-examination phase when they start blogging?

  • why a I doing this?
  • will anyone read this?
  • what will they think if they do?
  • does any of it matter?

I am sceptical about this blogging. It's rather stark at the moment, but I like the layout of my page and I've begun tweaking the style sheet in the template to make it how I want it to look. But style can mask deficiency of content. Is this is a (post-)modern issue? So much attention on how a thing looks, to presentation, to 'reinventing' a product or a personality, to corporate image, to the 'look' of a publication, the logo. We are drawn by the visual and delight in it: no problem there. 'Truth is beauty', and all that. Is there anything beyond the aesthetic here? Are the words worth writing or reading? Is it worth the disc-space?

Perhaps it is just another attempt to become immortal (Ernest Becker), or to construct a sense-of-self (David Loy), as is so much of what we do in our (little) lives.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes, we all go through it. But know that random people, such as myself, are reading your blog!! :)

Alexander said...

Yes, you do have readers!