I’m off to London today, with my mom.
We will drink tea, go shopping, see Phantom of the Opera, enjoy the sights… London’s such a easy city to visit.
Unfortunately, this will put damper on my blogging for a couple of days, but I’ve scheduled a few blog posts until I’m back on Sunday. Don’t miss me too much!
This blog has existed for around five days or so now.
It’s been fun to write again, since it’s something I don’t get to do a lot anymore, other than in an academic context.
However, if you allow me to be a bit philosophical: why blog?
It is obviously not only because I like to write, or because I want to document my life; in that case, I could simply have kept a diary.
It’s not really a career thing either, if I’d wanted to write professionally, I’d probably not have started with an obscure blog.
Is it about attention, then? Not purely, I don’t think, because if I just wanted attention, I’d post naked pictures of myself someplace.
Recognition? I want someone to recognize that I write, and what I write. Not only out of vainty, I don’t think, but because I think (very modestly…) that maybe I can make someone think, just a little.
And I like the feeling that the words are out there, for anyone to read. Just as it can be a relief to put pen to paper and get thoughts out of your head, knowing that someone can read them and observe them is gratifying.