Blogging online is really interesting when you think about it from a historical/psychological perspective.
The need to share thoughts, ideas or worries, has existed (at least as far as I understand it,) as far back as speech itself. Historically, people would confide in a person of authority for guidance, support or validation. Historically this role would be fulfilled by a religious leader or wise elder of some sort- be it familial, tribal or religious.
Additionally, journals have been found that date back thousands of years. I would imagine that journalling comes from the need for significance. That even after this time has passed or the person has died, they left something behind to prove that they were there. They existed, and created something that mattered. Or did something worth documenting.
On the other hand, I could be way off, and these could both just be forms of thinking through an idea or situation by externalising, limiting into words and then digesting it into a clear, approachable situation.
For me, I am blogging much in the same way that Zach Braff’s character screams into the abyss in Garden State.
Not so I can kiss Natalie Portman (though I wouldn’t say no,) rather, because even though I don’t believe anyone will actually hear me and read this- I am going to do it anyway.
With all this useless rambling aside, I am on a quest to find the perfect blogging platform. I dont feel I have anything particularly important or insightful to say; and if you are looking for a blog that covers news or makes sense, I am using my blogger blog for that (found here.)
For now this is just the beginning. Should I surprise myself and decide that this is enjoyable enough to dive into- I may just host my own website on some hosting provider or another.