Ok, so this is my first Blog ever. Not that I was against blogging, it was just that I couldn’t really understand the hysteria behind certain events surrounding blogs. For example-the situation involving lonelygirl15’s blog on YouTube. Who cares that she was just an actress reading a script? Honestly? Ok, I get that blogs in and of themselves are supposed to be personal expressions of ones thoughts and feelings and ideas, etc., but really, why does it matter so deeply to everyone that this girl and her associate were fibbing?
Ok, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s one of her video blogs from youtube
Really, I find it sad that so many people used this ’15 year old girl’s’ life as some type of gospel as to how life is or what they should do and feel. I think that’s really the issue here; far too many people are relying on the media, and others, to tell them how they should feel about things, what they should do with their lives, and what they should think about everything. Ok, be disappointed that this life you were following that you found fascinating was fabricated, but only in the same way you are disappointed when you find out that shows like CSI aren’t based on reality. But to be so morally outraged? Seriously, and I don’t want to offend anyone, but get a life!
Ok, all of that being said, I wanted to start off this blog by letting everyone know exactly why I’m doing it. And obviously, given my mini-rant here, it’s clearly not to influence other people’s lives, or to have others validate my thoughts and feelings by trying to live like I do, or do the things I do. I just really want the opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings, and like many others I feel that writing them down is much a much more effective catharsis than getting all muddled up trying to bring the words straight from thought to verbal word without a medium in between.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog. But, as I’m sure you can tell from this first message, I’m very opinionated and not shy at all about it. And really, I hope never to offend anyone, but at the same time I couldn’t care less whether someone finds my feelings offensive or not. They’re my feelings, not yours, if you don’t like ’em, don’t read ’em. Feel free to respond to anything and everything I say. Its always interesting to get a second opinion.