Looking back on the previous semester (and being told to blog again this semester), I’ve come to realize that in theory, everyone blogs.
We really do.
It is just a matter of where or how we blog. This triggered from an intersting (somewhat) discussion that occured between Dr. V, myself, and a couple of other classmates in regards to how I’m a full-fledged soundboard. That is-I’m very open. Last semester, I complained that I didn’t care for blogs, but it dawned on me that I’m actually a decent blogger, I just blog on Facebook rather than here. The Facebook community I find to be a bit more comfortable than WordPress…but don’t tell that to WordPress.
Typically, about once a month, I post what some of my friends have come to call ‘memoirs of Vanessa B’-it’s literally a 5-9 page brain dump (I talk a lot) of the things going on in my life. I’ve also taken being some of my friends’ schadenfreude…the point being, I write on FB a LOT. I like writing in general. The title of my blog is actually derived from my notes on Facebook, which, with each installment I title ‘Recording the Musings of a Madwoman,’ and thus engage my literature.
I’m curious as to why I was so anti-blog before, given that it’s just a home for writing. I’m not sure if it was a stigma, some form of twisted or sick conditioning, or if I just wrote them off from day 1. The only thing I can define for a fact is that-blogs make me feel like I’m ‘required’ to write-not just in regards to class, but in general. “I’m keeping a blog and people follow me, so I suppose I should be writing” is the thought that comes to mind.