blogging gobbledygook and such

I know it may be too early to say something like this, since I am young and perhaps something new may come up to my fancy and take away my attention from blogging. But at this point, I don’t think I will ever stop blogging, not as long as I have readers. Here are the reasons why.

It’s the only place I can talk about myself without people rolling their eyes and thinking I’m way too narcissistic. I mean, okay, talking about myself in my blog is narcissistic in a way, but hey, at least you have a choice of whether you want to read it or not. At least I’m not forcing or boring you by yapping about myself under the guise of keeping in touch with friends, when I truly only wanted to talk about myself. (I know people like this.)

It’s a way to keep in touch with friends. This blog is not just for you to read up about what’s going on in my life, but it is also for me to stay in touch with friends I made through blogging or friends I do not meet up these days due to circumstances. The beauty of blogging is that you get to connect (on some level) to a person without having to be with the person at some time or place. You can go away for a month and catch up on what’s been going on by reading past posts, simple as that. Whether you will do that is another question.

It’s my personal space to express myself. Friends can’t be there for me all the time, and even then I may not be able to express myself verbally without hyperventilating and bawling. By blogging, I can get my message across even if I’m hyperventilating and bawling, just as long as my fingers are flying across the keyboard. It’s cathartic, therapeutic, whatevertic. The point is blogging does the job for me when I’m upset.

I feel ‘responsible’ for people who take an interest in me. You know how when you finish reading a great book, you wonder how the protagonist is after the end? Sometimes there are sequels and sometimes not. If you are reading the story of my life, it’ll be like a neverending soap opera. Except that it’s not quite that exciting. If you don’t like soap operas, that may sound boring, but I think if you genuinely like a person as a friend or even this little character you got to know over the Internet, you would want to follow the story for as long as your interest holds.

I don’t want to be those sort of bloggers who blogs so passionately, only for them to have their love for blogging die and then you never hear from them again. I want to be this perpetual presence, one that you might leave for months and years and when you check back on bloggerdygook again, I’m still blogging as regularly as ever. When I say ‘responsible,’ I don’t feel as if it is a duty I have to fulfill. I enjoy ‘playing the role,’ so to speak. I love being the star of my own life. πŸ˜›

Which is to say, really, that I would never stop blogging because I love to talk about myself and I think I am an interesting person in some way. πŸ˜€ Talk about narcissistic, huh!!

Comments on: "Why I Would Never Stop Blogging" (12)

  1. Yea, I agree with all you’ve said. And along with all that, the blog does act like some kind of a diary where you store your past. 10 years down the line you’ll read your posts and wonder how things changed. I love reading my previous posts even though the only thing they show is what an idiot I was. πŸ˜›

    sulz: yes, diary indeed! it doesn’t even need 10 years; i’d sometimes browse through my posts from a year or two ago and wonder if that was really me who wrote it.

  2. I HOPE you never stop blogging! When we’re really old we can still chat and reflect on our loooong relationship! Blogging is a funny thing. I have people in my life who just don’t “get” it. It IS very self centered: This is MY blog about ME written by ME about ME and here are MY responses to YOUR comments. Still, if people don’t like that, as you say, they don’t have to read. It is a great outlet when we need to vent, too. The technology may change in the future. Maybe we’ll all have a chip in our head and just “think” our post which will upload it automatically. Hmmm, maybe I’d better stop blogging after all. πŸ˜€

    sulz: aren’t you old already? :mrgreen: oh, i’d love a gadget which will type out my thoughts without having my fingers to do it. when i think unconsciously – i mean, just freely thinking without properly formulating thoughts into cohesive, rational lines – sometimes i get good stuff there, but it doesn’t translate from my head to my fingers.

    wonder how long we’ll be friends for… πŸ™‚

  3. I feel β€˜responsible’ for people who take an interest in me.
    You’re responsible for turning me into a Metal head then? I thought it was somebody else. πŸ˜›

    I don’t want to be those sort of bloggers who blogs so passionately, only for them to have their love for blogging die and then you never hear from them again.
    I sort of fit into that category. I have had three blogs [the second one [which was in 2 incarnations really – one on WP.com and the other self hosted ] was where I was most successful – 500+ hits a day! I think I even stole a food meme from you on there. πŸ˜€ ] My problem has always been burnout or a changing of paths. I firmly believe that I blog to express my views uncensored. But when you meet people online, make friends, its pretty hard for you to be committed to your goal incase you offend someone. I’ve taken long breaks inbetween to come back to the goal. If I felt I couldn’t commit to the goal, I killed it and started anew. But I always keep coming back to it… sort of like an addiction.

    Which is to say, really, that I would never stop blogging because I love to talk about myself and I think I am an interesting person in some way.
    In the words of Black Sabbath, Never Say Die! πŸ˜€

    sulz: metal head is all your own fault, don’t blame me! πŸ˜†

    please don’t do that with this blog, okay? you’re annoying but i care for you. in a way. πŸ˜›

    yesh…

  4. hey! how come this thought come by your way?
    but now since you have written about it i too have something to share….
    since the day i have started blogging it has brought a change in my perception. i analyze my thoughts everyday and turn them into a post freely expressing my likings and disliking for instance the other day only i had a heated discussion with my friend over being a street smart and a book smart.n it gave me an idea for my new post….
    honestly blogging has brought so much change in my life plus it has enabled me to make friends who are elder to me and can guide me a lot …….. so i think i too will never stop blogging πŸ™‚
    besides i like to read your posts …so dont even think of this even in your dreams πŸ™‚

    sulz: haha, i can’t quite explain that, it just did. πŸ™‚ you’ve pretty much described how blogging influenced my life too! haha, if i ever dream such a thing it’d be a nightmare!

  5. I have a blog, but I can’t manage it like you do. I have so many ideas on what to blog about but I can never find the time to put it in my blog.
    you are a very interesting subject matter sulz. so I guess it’s okay to talk about yourself in here, since this is your space πŸ˜‰
    I really enjoy reading your blog, although I don’t come by everyday like most of your loyal readers πŸ˜€
    Keep blogging Sulz! it’s good for ya soul

    sulz: thank you! nice to know you enjoy reading it. πŸ™‚ and yes indeed blogging is good for me soul ~

  6. I think blogging is an outlet for people. Each person has their own system and style of blogging. You use your blog for socialization and frequently for introspection and cultural exchange of ideas and information. A big part of that involves exposure of your personality and life on the Internet. You have a strong commitment to your blog. I think for you to stop blogging would be like tearing away a part of your soul.

    I could never blog on a personal level as you do. Sharing too much personal information takes me way out of my comfort zone boundaries. And as much as I like to blog, if I thought it was absorbing too much of my time or exposing to much of my real life – I could easily tear my blog down and start all over with a fresh identity or quit altogether.

    sulz: wow, i wouldn’t have put it as ‘tearing away a part of your soul’ but it really does feel like that here in macau. i had so many things happen to me and i so wanted to blog about it but i just couldn’t for reasons. i feel so lonely here because i couldn’t blog about what’s going on. but i will do that, in a separate blog, when i get back home.

    i can understand why you’d think it too personal to share much about your personal life or thoughts or self. it puts me in a vulnerable position to write what i write about, but so far i’ve been very fortunate that some people enjoy reading what goes inside my little head, and that motivates me to share myself with people.

  7. “sulz: aren’t you old already? :mrgreen:
    Oh, VERY funny Ms. sulz! Yup, I’m so decrepit I will forget to visit you in the nursing home when you’re there. πŸ˜›
    A long time, I hope. πŸ™‚

    sulz: hahaha… πŸ˜€

  8. What makes you think we are not rolling our eyes as we are reading your blog hhhmmmm??????

    Just kidding….it involves me running into CJ’s room saying look what she has said now and him saying “working mother do you mind” or “I knew her long before you mother” or just looks at me until I leave the room or the doorway anyway!!!

    I do not always know how to comment on some of your posts but do enjoy reading them all
    and feel that it is very useful to have blogging as we …. women….are mostly still about nurturing others and our blogs are a way for us to be a little tiny bit self centred.

    Long live blogging and Sulz

    sulz: haha, if you are i can’t help it anyway! hahahaha, your stories about you & cj always cracks me up, you guys sound like a tv show in real life or something.

    thanks for reading my posts, i know what you mean about not knowing how to comment sometimes as i experience that too… blogging is great for anyone and everyone, in my opinion! πŸ™‚ it’s good to have a narcissistic side and space, lol.

  9. Just read previous comment and response…we want to hear too and good you have a job so that if you travel again you can buy a laptop of your own so that you can keep in touch. Not to mention not have your photos deleted by virus’ in pen thingies!

    I am a private person but do find it helps to blog about some things that are distressing me…and Sulz has always been there when that happens….am off to add another s word to Muse’s guest post.

    sulz: yes, this is my first taste of travelling and i want more of it! i’m definitely going on my next trip with angel, probably to bangkok for shopping!!! πŸ˜€ as for laptop, i’ll get one when my desktop dies, which should be anytime soon since i’ve had it since i was 16!

    believe me, i’m very private in nature too, but i am very open in my blog because i’m lucky to have such supportive people reading it, like you for instance. πŸ™‚

  10. Nice post, sulz. I know just what you mean about this being your personal space to express yourself. It’s your home and it’s always available for someone to drop by. You’re free to be yourself and that feeling of catharsis, of expressing yourself and being amongst friends – it’s the best part of blogging, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

    What I’ve always admired about your blog is the community feel you bring to it. Your posts are so personal and introspective and inspire people to want to share parts of themselves with you too. I think that’s what blogging is really about, the exchange of ideas, and your community is so diverse that we each bring something different to the comment box.

    I hope you never stop blogging; your priorities may change a little with time but I think you’ll always have interesting things to say! Your blog is unique; it’s about you, but through your posts you connect and inspire other people. And that’s a great thing.

    Right, now I’m off to read through your archives. I’ve got quite a few posts to catch up with by now. πŸ™‚

    sulz: wow, did i strike the lottery? cj just commented! about community, i think you have one in your blog and i’m amazed at their loyalty; you haven’t been blogging for a while and when you did, the comments came in as if you never left!

    i have a feeling i won’t. i feel like i’m married to it or something! πŸ˜€ yes, you’ve got lots and lots of catch up on, and don’t forget i’m doing a whole new blog for my macau story.

  11. I’m glad you’re not going to stop blogging sulz, because your blog is one of my favourites. I hate it when people stop blogging altogether and you don’t know where they are or what they’re doing.

    Blogging rocks! And hey, it’s not narcissistic to talk about yourself in your own blog. Well, maybe a little, but it’s in a good way. πŸ™‚

    sulz: you don’t have to worry about me doing that now. πŸ˜‰ thank you!

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