Friday, April 28, 2006
blogging, a bodily function
Blogging, as a bodily function, transforms, in both positive and negative ways, the blogger.
Your body is what blogs. You blog with your eyes, hands, shoulders, head, spine, and other pieces of your physicality.
Yes, if you insist, your mind is there too, somewhere, possibly, in some cases.
But what really comes through is raw instinct flowing through language, expressed through your body's blogging behaviors, words inscribed by flesh (to enter and embody other flesh on the receiving end of the communication), and transferred to the screen via typing and computer commands, a material pounding and sliding and clicking, that speeds electronic messages through physical conduits to hubs and nets, eventually registering its ethereal substance in another person's physical eyes.
Blog discipline grows and groans within you, as the blog proceeds to take its self-installed place as a penultimate limb, a digital incarnation of a portion of you, while the physical you nods in placid agreement.
And your blog becomes a bodily function, something that seems as natural as nourishing or relieving yourself. Some blogs may exist as behaviors for nourishment or relief, but this is not recommended. The rude and common objects your blog may be exposed to, and pick up, in the form of harsh comments, tend to make a blog unsuitable for psychic gratification.
Posted by steven edward streight at 4/28/2006 10:21:00 AM