Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Looking at this blog, I see two things happening to it.
One, it's turning into a chicklit special from the amount of quizzes, tests, and other assorted pop psychology that seems to be infesting it like crabgrass. I don't want to create something like this; that's why blogthings exists!
Two, it's also filling up with a massive chunk of blogtech codes, snippets, widgets, links, and whatnot. I don't even know how useful some of these are; but somehow, I keep adding them.
Why?
I guess it's something to do with an affirmation of identity, of existence. It's not enough that I blog, therefore I am; there's also a need to tell the world about it. I want to scream my existence out into technorati tags, google crawlers, RSS feeds, social networks, directories, automated mailings of posts, egroups... and I proclaim the success of this effort with sitemeters, visitor counts, page statistics, pageranks, feed subscriptions, even what organism my blog is in the TTLB ecosystem.
It's definitely narcissistic, but I'm wondering is there something beyond.
Why this need to be noticed and tell the world that I exist, with x visitor counts to prove it? Are all blogger narcissists, or existentially insecure?
Or both?
Must be an awful experience... believing that you're the most important thing in the world and at the same time, not being able to believe that you actually do exist.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:07 PM

    Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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  2. Anonymous12:23 AM

    This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.
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