What can I achieve with this blog? Where is it going? What purpose does it serve?
Nothing. Nowhere. None.
Excellent! Now, fuck off...
(p.s. don't forget to link me!)
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
I feel that way every day!
Why would you say that?
Are you hurt, angry, lonely, disillusioned, upset? Maybe consider raising your standards...
"To thine own self be true."
Yes, I agree - you can achieve good things with this blog - and focus on a positive purpose. It's your choice how to use your gifts. Obviously you're not alone in your feelings, ie Skippy-san... (many of us actually)
Blogs are global, and so many people can be influenced one way or another...
Why would I say what? "Ditto"???
I was just saying that compared to many other people's blogs which centre around themes or issues, like politics or relationships or books or movies or sex, mine has no central focus, no implicit or explicit agenda. I just rant on whatever topic hits my finger muscles when I sit down.. I am not trying to gain anything with my blog except typing practice.
And that's fine.
That's all... It wasn't meant to actually be une crie du coeur, OK?
What can I achieve? Where am I going? What purpose do I serve?
existentialism theme contained within blog of a somewhat lonely, middle aged man with an ability to write.
Daggster: re: 'rewrite'. not "ME", my blog. There's a considerable difference, trust me.
And... let's re:think...
somewhat middle-aged? OK, pay that...
somewhat ability to write? Thanks! but it's the typing I'm attempting to brush up on this week...
somewhat lonely? But don't presume to think that (well-earned, well-practiced) bachelorhood and solitude are necessarily bad things. All the truly creative people crave it. Plus a night out at a crowded pub every so often.
Rufus's book (linked above) is very good, but she overstates her case somewhat in order to be more controversial. People wax and wane between feeling lonely and feeling crowded in, needing privacy and solitude and needing conversation (an art which I see to have lost) and company and crowds.
For an e.g. I have a flatmate now, and it's getting a bit tough when she's reading (or writing!) a book quietly on the couch and I have a sudden urge to watch a favorite movie (O Brother Where Art Thou, for example tonight.)
I miss my freedom! But I enjoy having someone there! It's so complicated, it's like oh my gaaaaawwwdddd (her favorite expression), my head is spinning!
I knew exactly what you were saying - there was no need to explain...
"I miss my freedom! But I enjoy having someone there!"
This feeling is not by any means unique to you E@L. If that's any comfort.