I received a random comment from a random blogger so I visited her blog to check her out. I liked her immediately after reading her self-describing blurb:
"I created this blog so that I could send random thoughts out to random people for them to comment about. Some of my best conversations have been random. I guess that's why I loved Seinfield so much, I could relate. The funny thing about conversation is that you usually need more than yourself alone to do it, otherwise you're just bordering on the verge of insanity. So please give me your comments."
The funny thing about blogs is that we are conversing alone to anyone who will listen. Blogs are like having your own made-for-tv movie, where you can share your experiences with an audience (even though the character is supposed to be unaware of an audience - ultimately the actor's ability to create a character that connects with an audience is through an awareness of empathy and projecting a persona to which others can relate). In real life, there is no 24/7 empathic shareware. Thus, there's the freedom to do things we wouldn't normally do if we knew someone was watching.
Unrelated Random Side Thought: Today, Tokii and I were watching a rerun of the MTV VMAs, and Tokii commented on Paris Hilton's overall demeanor: "I wish I could see Paris just once when she is unaware of a camera." I get what she means. You rarely see ostentatious stars burst into a genuine, unattractive laugh or make any unappealing expressions when they are aware of the spotlight. They carry themselves in an unnatural manner befitting an object of perfection. Like a Barbie Doll.
Back to blogging: Desolate, difficult or boring situations seems so much less desolate, difficult or boring in movies because of the communal empathy facet. Enter blogging. The cinematic equivalent to a diary. Your own Carrie's laptop on Sex and the City. Your shitty job seems less shitty. Your lonely nights seem less lonely. Your random moments find a purpose. Your life leaves a mark, even if it's just a tiny mark in the vast universe of cyber space.
So please give her your comments.