MandarineSlice: the blog connection

MandarineSlice

Hopefull pessimist...and I am sure the world has not seen enough of me...just as I have definitely not seen enough of it! ;)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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!

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Christ Saddler said...

ai vrut sa spui "exchanging ideas" pe randul 16 incepand cu al 6lea cuvant, nu? :D
eu ca sa fiu sincer sunt de parere ca multi nu ar trebui sa scrie bloguri. eu ma numar printre ei

Feb 14, 2007, 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger albeenah said...

multzam...pt cititul atent si pt corectura si fac si eu o corectura la ce zici tu...dupa ce ti l-ai facut - blogul that is- it's kindda out of your hands...adica conteaza mai mult parerea celorlalti despre blogul tau ;)

Feb 14, 2007, 8:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Christ Saddler said...

pai nu e chiar asa :D incerc sa nu imi tangentizez blogul cu parerile celor din jur prea mult. cam ca in viata reala :> you know, scorpio - that is too :)

Feb 14, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Lexya said...

Culmea e, ca eu inca il simt in my hands, sau mai bine zis in my mind. Spre deosebire de viata "reala", ma intereseaza extrem de putin parerea celorlalti despre blog-ul meu, sau despre mine :) cand scriu, scriu ca si cum nimeni nu va citi niciodata. E o libertate pe care mi-o acord.
Momentele in care ma "trezesc" si realizez ca nu sunt "singura" vin la comment-uri. Atunci ma simt de parca cineva mi-a citit jurnalul sau a avut acces la gandurile mele. Ups! si asa apare revelatia faptului - exista si altii ... sunt fascinante gandurile oamenilor din toate colturile pamantului si modalitatile lor diverse de exprimare
noapte buna :)

Feb 14, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  
Blogger albeenah said...

eu sunt kam un scorpion atipic si pun kam mult pret pe parerile celor din jur din pacate...dar asta nu inseamna ca daca "publicului" nu i-ar mai placea ce scriu...m-as opri din scris ;) aveti dreptate...scorpionii mei..."it's in our hands" dar parca si feedbackul da viata unui blog si-l pune intr-o alta lumina...la asta ma refeream mai mult

Feb 15, 2007, 9:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Christ Saddler said...

deci degeaba isi spun ei parerea pentru ca o iei in seama doar daca e pozitiva :D ceea ce e tot aia :p

Feb 15, 2007, 5:54:00 PM  

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