I had an interesting lecture on the impact of bloggers and blogging in society. From talking to the guest lecturer and a classmate, I realised that I didn’t have an actual focus for this blog. I’d always used blogging as a sort of diary/journal/bibliography thing, but beyond that, what was I actually trying to do here? I never really given it much thought.
For me this blog is like a .. party? I tell silly stories, show pictures and kind of hang out. But the thing that is making me increasingly anxious with each person that follow this blog (hi guys) is that I have no idea who is listening to me. What’s wrong with my party analogy is that the majority of the time there is very little conversation happening. It’s all just me talking, very loudly. I’ll admit, that part of this is my fault. I have only really dipped my toe into the blogosphere as it were, I don’t really connect with any other bloggers. Plus, this blog doesn’t have a focus beyond, “this is the story of my life and random things I think about” and I’m not sure how comfortable I am with that anymore. How much is too much sharing? What things are okay to put up here? What things are not? I’m still figuring that out. I think I’m going to be thinking about that for a while. This blog is the first thing that shows up when someone searches my name, is this what I want people to know of me?
So for now, I’ve removed some the personal social media links. FB, Flickr and the like are personal, and I need to treat them as such. G+ is gone for now, largely because I don’t really know what to do with it. I don’t treat it like a second Facebook, but it is still private. I know that there are some things that I want to keep personal and somethings that not everyone needs to know about. That includes my family, and for the most part my personal life.
Right now, I’m pretty sure I want this blog to have more of a, “these are things, experiences and places that I find fun” rather than anything more personal. That means I may go back and set to private anything I think is far too open. Because, I do love blogging, and I do appreciate each and everyone of you who don’t know me personally that think I’m interesting enough to follow.
So yeah, that’s where I am right now.