I've been out blog hunting, reading the innermost thoughts and dreams of complete and total strangers. While I haven't come across anything really salacious yet, there's a part of me that wonders if that's not part of my facination with blogs.
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I'm sure that many people would question why anyone would put themselves out into such public consumption. I certainly did at first before I realized that blogging is a somewhat more honest form of communication that the tons of poetry and fiction we have here at Lit. All writers put something of themselves into their work. Most of it lies hidden beneath poetic liscense and metaphor or the persona of a fictional creation, but it is there.
Blogging is just much more in your face, less artifice and more substance in many cases. But the question remains, why do they do it? Is it a need to be heard by someone, even if it's a faceless stranger, or is it the anonymity of the internet allowing the author to present themselves in any light they choose without any real fear of judgement? I can't say for fact, but I would venture that level of percieved honesty is what makes reading blogs so popular. Its like reality televison, people like to watch.
Voyuerism is alive and well on the internet, and I'm not just talking about online porn.
Until next time..
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