the blog connection
I am not too much into this blog phenomena...the reason I got into in the first place was because it's a great source of people's insights... (strategic planners - all around the world- you don't know what you're missing !!!). I decided to have a personal blog because I am not that disciplined to keep to a certain theme...I have never regreted my decision. The greatest feeling that I have ever been given while surfing the blog was the blog connection or the blog contact as I just started to call it.
The blog contact is a type of more intimate eye contact.
You know when you're in a crowd and you meet someone's eyes and make an instant connection? You know when you're exchanging ides with a person and all of a sudden you hear that certain click and it all starts to make sense? You know when you're reading a book or a famous quote and you immediately identify with what's being said or have an instant revelation? Those are the kind of kicks I get from blogs...That instant recognition of someone close to your heart or of someone's words you can identify with...of someone that seems to give meaning and expression to feelings that were always there, but you just never knew how to make them come out.
People are more intimate on blogs...that's probably the reason why corporate blogs were invented...to make a corporation seem more human to bring it closer to its consumer.
People open up more when they're not face to face with someone...it's amazing what can hide behind a computer screen!
Blogs are manipulative or over-emotional...sometimes misleading...sometimes creating words or images of people that can never really exist offline. But it's a fantastic world at that ...We've come to a point of civilization where people have the greatest technical means of staying connected, but not much real human foundation for doing so. I'd like to think of the blogosphere as a collection of some of these lost souls that still feel they want to talk and connect themselves to the world, but are to shy or limited by time and space to do it any other way. Quite like an ocean of confused currents given a direction in which to flow. I am greatful to have entered such a world and to have met so many interesting virtual people...I don't really need to know how most of them are in real life...I just need to keep writing and reading their thoughts and making this weird human contact. It's strange ...but I speak to people every day outloud...on the phone...face to face...on a chat room....but it's here... this "mandarine slice" ....is the only place I feel I ever really make myself heard!