So how many hours do you whittle away blogging?!? Not just writing your own posts, but commenting on others as well. I've been doing this blogging thing here on Blogger and previously on Yahoo 360 for around 7 or 8 years now. I have found that by venting, indulging in my occasional rages, ranting, purging my thoughts and expressing my meanderings here and elsewhere to be rather enjoyable. The comments I have received from followers range from deep and introspective to funny, informative and insightful. Very little offends me so I am never put off by the honesty of those who visit my page or the fact that many will disagree with what I write. I encourage everyone to post what they feel even if they are absolutely wrong by not agreeing with me.
Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog are certainly familiar with my openness and the fact that there is no shame in my game. No subject is too controversial or private for me to discuss in this forum; which of course is intentional, especially since I appreciate any and all attention and particularly my commenters various points of view. I suppose that makes me an attention whore. While this is hardly a criticism of my visitors, I have found that the "safer" topics such as politics and social injustice, for example, don't generate nearly as much interest or feedback as the more titillating ones such as tits, ass, moobs, busted hooves and strange sex.
Recently, I have looked back on some of my posts and wondered if perhaps in my attempt to let others get to know me by fully utilizing my "open book" philosophy; if maybe I should have held back a little. In the 3-D world, we form our initial impressions of others by what the eye beholds. In the words of Hannibal Lecter "we covet what we see". Then if we are so inclined we pursue conversation with each other to further investigate the people we meet. Instantly, we are able to decide if our interactions should continue or if we should move on without making any connections.
Blogging with others does not allow for this type of interaction since we rarely if ever get to see or talk to one another, outside of cyberspace. Sure, we exchange witty one-line comments on various subjects and bullshit each other. But how do we know who and what kind of people we are talking to?!? Does that really matter?!? Without actually meeting each other in person; can we accurately judge the intellect, morality, spirituality, sexuality and attractiveness of our fellow bloggers and posters by their written text and the fraction of a photograph and is that actually them or a picture they found somewhere online?!? Who are we............really?!?
How well do you think you know the bloggers you visit?!? Who is your favorite and why?!? Would you actually want to meet some of the people you blog with based on their posts?!? Would any of the people you communicate with here in cyberspace be suitable for friendship or something more based on what you think you know about them?!?