A Whole New World
It's interesting the amount of information, the political views, personal diaries that are out there. Some people talk about their sex lives (in graphic detail: I landed on this one man's blog who wrote about a one night stand he had), while others talk about their daily lives (one woman literally wrote out her itinerary from washing her face in the morning to a dialouge she had with her boss). Some people put TOO MUCH information into their posts that the only thing I can commment or say is "what an interesting story". Why do people put too much information?
I guess many blogs are a release of emotions for some. For me, it started out as a mass letter for all my friends to read. And by writing the blog, I've picked up many more friends throughout the 2 years I've been writing it. I've even sent postcards or personally emailed some of the people I've met along the way. And I met one of them in person. Blogging has become a new way to enlarge my social circle.
But really, some of the blogs (well one in particular) share too much information. I don't know why I read some of them completely through. Maybe it was like an accident that you slow down to look at, or like that old documentary "Faces of Death" that you rent because you just have to see. But like a real social circle you can ignore or never call on those blogs again. I agree with a person's right to express themselves and they should have the freedom to say it, but I don't have to agree. And luckily I can just shut the page down and read another blog.
I'm glad that someone thought up the wonder that is blogging. It really is a whole new world.