Thursday, December 30, 2010

My love hate relationship with blogging.

I've always been so overcritical with my writing. Although a healthy dose of criticism is required for growth and improvement in any endeavor, too much of it can weigh you down and make you afraid of failure. Writing-like any creative activity-requires wings, in the form of an imagination, to fly. and that is what blogging is for me, a place to fly without falling.

I have a love hate relationship with blogging. Before Facebook monopolized the social network market, blogging was how people would create this online persona. For some people, their status as an online celebrity was well deserved-they were talented, revealed aspects of their lives that they would not feel comfortable doing if they knew their readers in person, and they really pulled their readers into their world. But for most everyone else, xanga and the like was a way to brag about how cool, cultured, and popular they were. But I guess I should just take it for what it was for me-a way to develop small thoughts into full blown posts. And that is the great thing about writing-once a word, a thought, a sentence is written down, you can just let your fingers do the thinking and you will surprise yourself as to what develops. And I love surprising myself.