Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Voyeur Induced Anxiety

If you have performance anxiety then don't read. I think the worst thing I did was do some blog lurking. A little like sitting down to write the great novel of the new century and reading someone else's, blog lurking can make you cringe. There are some fantastic blogs out there - and so creative, funny, intense, silly, intelligent etc etc etc. I will continue this venture of reading more of course as this is an essential part of the research - but I think it might be useful for me to get some questions out there to bloggers to hear more from them about their experiences. Not sure what format to do that. If I am not careful the book will be about blogging and nothing else. I have to be careful with myself when I start getting intense - obsession usually follows very quickly.

What is interesting of course is that in journal writing and diary writing you are rarely invited to read other people's journals so you don't get the same sense of voyeur induced anxiety ...

It strikes me that I haven't really written anywhere here yet about the point of all this. Does that matter? I suspect it will end up having a life of its own anyway.

Or maybe I am just feeling lazy because its nearly holiday time. That's probably more the case.

2 comments:

eLAINpARKER said...

Maybe I have it wrong but I thought the point of a blog was to get your ideas and thoughts on paper and then show them to others (the world really since this is the internet) and get their opinions on what you have written. I say, don't feel like you are doing something criminal by looking at other people's blog. Why are there lists and lists of them on the home page that you can click on and read? It's OK.

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Hey thanks Elain ... this is officially the first response to my blog! How cool is that!?