This post has a few points. Firstly, I’m still here. The site hasn’t fallen into disuse just yet. (Of course, at the moment I think there are approximately two people for whom the response is other than “I didn’t know you were here”; but I suspect that to stop posting now is not a logical way to change that situation.)
Secondly, and somewhat related, I guess there comes a point in the existence of a blog when you realise that real, physical people are actually looking at it and reading what you write. Not many, but some. And a subset of those are people you know personally. (Particularly if you get a plug from a friend’s site, and you know quite a few of the same people.) There’s nothing deeply surprising about this; I don’t know all that many people without regular easy access to this cyber-interweb thingy. But it makes you stop and think about the actual purpose of broadcasting your thoughts to the world. Especially if major things have happened recently in your life that not everyone knows. (Like, say, becoming an atheist.)
I’m not really trying to make any kind of concrete point out of this; but I’m curious whether it is actually a common thing that happens to everyone who starts up a personal blog.
This has been an indulgent navel-gazing session. Thank you for reading.1 comment