I'm some years old. I'd give you more about who I am, but honestly? You probably don't care all too much.
With any luck you should get a general idea of who I am by reading this, I mean after all, the general Idea of a 'blog' is to show people your inner self right?
I'm not convinced.
It’s interesting to consider how much truth goes into a blog. I have never written a blog before so it will be interesting to see what I leave out of it. As I begin this newfound hobby I promise that I will never write anything dishonest in my blogs, and that everything I write shall be the truth as far as is in my knowledge. But it shall be interesting to see the truths I am afraid to include. If you are reading this and you write a blog, how much of it is true? How closely does it match up to the real you, and how much does it really say about who you are? Can you really come to know someone simply from what they write?"
For me though, that just isn't enough. Thomas Hobbes once noted that;
Clarifications aside, I think Hobbes' argument of Human Nature and Perception can be applied here. What is 'the truth'? I don't hold to the idea of a universal truth; everyone has their own definition of the 'truth.' So the question to ask is 'What are people trying to achieve by showing us 'their' truth?'
So to conclude this first post; I aim to be open and honest in my blog; I aim to give my view on the world and everything in it that jumps out at me. If I cannot achieve this I simply will not write. However; you, the observer, should not take what I say as given. Attack it. Praise it. Criticise it. Support it. Agree with me, or don't. That is your right.
"What are blogs? And why do we write them? What do they really say about us?"
A blog is whatever the person writing it wants it to be, individuals write them to fulfil their own desires, and they only contain what the individual perceives as the truth.
That may not be the answer my friend from a friend from a friend was hoping to ascertain, but that is my point.
You can only interpret what is written. You can never 'know'. As such one must always be critical; what someone is telling you is their 'truth' may only be what they want you to see.
Why am I writing then? Personally, I'm writing to vent my frustration about everything, and I don't care whether you agree with me or not. What I write is what I think, and although it is the 'truth' in my eyes, don't close your eyes and mind to other possibilities.
I might also share some other assorted items of interest to do with my life...if you're lucky =]
Hobbes, Thomas (1961, Reissued - 1996). Leviathan. Oxford/New york: Oxford University Press.