I’ve heard a lot of people talking about ‘blogging and the suggestion that it’s the true emancipation of the decimation of information.
While that might sound like some lyric from a 80’s protest rap song, it’s certainly covers some of the positives of ‘blogging.
With an opinion and a ‘blog, someone can publicize their thoughts in a truly democratized way: if someone disagrees with you, they’ll tell you as much. Thus, my ‘blog exists as a means for me to store my opinions and allow those like-minded to read and comment.
But there is a flip-side to all of this, and it’s a dark one. What if your ‘blog is never seen?
Rather than creating an immediate forum for ones opinions / rants / rambles / insights et cetera, the internet can simply become an even larger room to be stood in the corner of, feeling even more alone.
It’s sad, and it’s also a reflection of a community on a global scale: there are always lonely people who – no matter how they thrust themselves into a vast crowd of people – will always stand alone.
This ‘blog is purely experimental. Getting the traffic of people, though needed to make my ‘blog rise through the ranks, is not going to be easy — if it ever happens. But this ‘blog represents more than a hand held out in a dark room. I have a voice that I know is heard in the real world if not this one…