The Gaping Hole that is Cyberspace

Blogging [verb]   To add new material to or regularly update a blog.

For months, the Amy-who-wants-to-start-blogging has been playing a messy game of tug of war with the Amy-who-is-too-scared-to-start-blogging. 

The English teacher in me (the verbose version) finds the concept enticing – kind of like the not-to-be-eaten-until-Christmas candy canes hanging on the tree.  The annoyingly self-conscious version of me has for a long while viewed the concept with wariness – the risk of your words tumbling into the gaping black hole that is cyberspace a real, and, after all, a most probable fear. 

Blogging [verb] To strip your literary *smoking hot* soul bare-naked and parade in front of a crowd who is entirely disinterested. [no R100 notes slipped into your metaphoric g-string]

Then there’s the question: Is blogging hip and edgy, or a cry for someone to recognise a lonely soul (read: sad & lame)? With trepidation I mentioned it to my linguistic-whiz of a friend, and asked her the very same question.  Her response?  “Remember how we wondered about Facebook? And now look!” A wise and sage piece of advice that she followed with: “Ben Travato blogs.  He is the King of Cool”.  So true friend, so true.  But I find myself thinking, you Virgin Blogger, are far from being named ‘Queen of Cool’, rather you’re Queen of Quirkiness…and not the hip kind of quirky either.  But I’m finding peace in my online label as ‘slightly kooky Princess of Averageness’.

[“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”]

 

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