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A Conversation

7 July 2006

Dear diary, I had a bad day today. I got up late in the morning and missed the sunrise…

Many of us kept diaries, and many bloggers seem to think of blogs as alternative to diaries. Zen wrote about how she thought her blog would be her punching bag, where she can vent all she likes and how she discovered that it wasn’t the case. She found that her blog actually “talks back” and how it is “alive”.

Interestingly enough, that was what I thought initially. When I first started my own blog a long while back, I thought to myself… this is where I can write just about anything. Be it the most mundane thing no one is interested in, or the deepest darkest secrets, or just a random rant… Then I discovered that I was mistaken. Nothing on the internet is confidential, much less a blog. I now see blogging as a conversation, a conversation with between the blogger and two other parties.

1. With readers. As people read your blog posts, they may have something to say. They leave comments. You read the comments, and you reflect upon what you wrote. Even if you diabled the comments feature, friends will still approach you about something they read on your blog. Or other bloggers read your posts… and they have a whole blog post about it on their own blogs (much like what’s happening right now.)

2. With yourself. You write and write and write… a while later, you read what you have written. I don’t know if this is the case with other people, but I find myself thinking that it’s as if a third person has written it and I think and reflect upon what was said. In the end, what I’m doing is that I take a step back and look at myself from another person’s perspective, well, sort of.

Overall, I find that these types of blogging-conversations allow me a wider perspective of things. And that, is good.

Of course, the dear girl also touched on how she’s influenced about how others think and how being conscious of others reading her blog is affecting the way she writes. Who isn’t? But that’s not really in line with the topic of this post. I think I won’t cover it here. Maybe next time. Who knows. :)

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  1. lynnx01 said,

    on July 7th, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Yes, that’s true. Blogging is a good way to reflect upon things.

  2. linda said,

    on July 7th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    yeah.at first i think blogging was stupid til i have one on my own.it’s just sth to vent out ur frustation. and as for the ‘politically incorrect” entry, just put a bloody password on it.hehe..

  3. eve said,

    on July 14th, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    passwording it is a good idea, yeepei… and what my bro does is put a password that he tells only his close friends… so only his closest friends can read his more private entries. *grins* works that way. miss having you around la…

  4. Yee Pei said,

    on July 16th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    linda & eve: Yeah, I password my posts sometimes too, but most of the time, I can’t be bothered. And no, I’m not talking about politically correct or incorrect posts, but posts that review too much about the blogger than the blogger is comfy with.

  5. Zennie said,

    on July 17th, 2006 at 2:43 am

    hehe i finally read what u’ve to say about that particular post. Well, like it or not.. words are powerful. And NEVER ever put your deepest darkest secret in ur blog, unprotected. Coz i might be the first one to blackmail you then =p

  6. on November 18th, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    […] Sometime ago, Yee Pei had had certain descriptions on posting up entries and I certainly agree with her second point there where she said that she reflects her writing as a third party after she had written a post, etc. […]

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