Sunday, September 17, 2006
When you publish a new post to your blog every day, for a long time, something happens inside you. You become a different person. You change within, and others may see the results in your life.
You become a blog. You start saying things like you were writing a blog post. You tend to be more sensitive, more alert, more introspective. You see something on the news and you want to quote it in your blog. You "write" it in your mind, and later add it to a post.
Inner blogging: when your thoughts are like posts.
It's like when I used to make underground video films. When I used a video camcorder much of the day, day after day, working on a film, even when I was not using the camera, I felt like a camera. I saw things through my inner lens. I even sort of "recorded" things in my mind, in an internal video camcorder. At times I imagined my eyes could zoom in on objects. I framed visual input mentally.
Have you noticed this in your life? Do you "blog internally" even when you're not on the computer? Do you tend to have more opinions now? Are you more confrontational and blunt? Are you a better debater or researcher since you started blogging?
Inner blogging: your mind becomes a blog, and your sensory impressions are the posts. Your entire life seems like an ongoing "blog" of sorts. Blogging is then like praying. You are constantly "publishing" new "posts" to your inner consciousness.
The remarks of other people are like "comments" posted to your inner blog.
Inner blogging: there is no division between your blog and your brain. They are one.
Posted by steven edward streight at 9/17/2006 11:53:00 PM