It seems to me that most people use a blog post as a tirade. To go on and on about something – most of the times nothing of consequence. At the end of their spiel they’ve accomplished diddly squat. They expect all of us to pay rapt attention and fawn over them and adore them. For what purpose?
I think the reason why social media outlets (i.e. Twitter) are so popular is because they are fast and direct. It’s a very simple premise. Why do we drag out the inevitable? Why make something simple be mundane? Why must a simple rant that can take 5 to 10 minutes become an endless tirade that takes 30 minutes to an hour?
My goal, while blogging, is not to have that. If it takes longer than 10 minutes to read a single one of my posts, I screwed up. I want to keep things lighthearted and humorous. The whole point of this is to be able to reach people on a personal level. Isn’t that what everyone is saying we we’re missing as a society? The ability to approach one another? That human connection? That bond that makes us unique as beings?
Several people say that social media and the internet have taken that away from society. That we have in actuality limited ourselves. That we have cut ourselves off from the world, our friends, our family, and our loved ones. I’m calling bull shit! We may have individually limited ourselves. But that is a personal choice. There are several thousands of people out there that are using social media for its designed intended purpose.
That purpose is to connect to new things. New people. New places. To open yourself to the world. To broaden your horizons. But once you have done so, to not only sit there and imagine what it could be like to see it through the computer screen but to actually get out there and feel the sand of the Sahara in between your toes. Or something as simple as trying that new pub down the street with a couple of pals.
So, what I’m saying is… yes, enjoy my rant. Enjoy my tirade. But once you have done so, get out and enjoy the world around you. Then come back and learn more to go out and do it all over again! See you back here again soon!