The only problem with deciding to blog to keep up my writing discipline is that once given the power to be an egotistical prick and preach from the high and mighty pedestal of a blog, it’s hard to go back to any other form of writing.
When I look back at some of my posts I really have to wonder where the hell I was coming from and on what sort or ‘I’m smarter than anyone else’ drugs I was on. Now approaching six hundred posts, it seems that I’m addicted to this wielding of the sword of opinionated thinking and blind bias.
Luckily though, I have a great bunch of regular commenters who really do keep me on a relatively even keel, and on occasions, even disagree with me. Now I know this may sound strange coming from an egotistical armchair blogger like me, but deep down I think I need a bit of alternative thinking from time to time. So much so, that I’m toying with the idea of actually encouraging it. Well, just a bit.
This is not to say that I will change my routine. I mean, I’m enjoying the pleasure of clacking away daily and sending my rational, irrational, crazy, stupid and on rare occasions, lucid thoughts out into the wild blue yonder of the Internet, and having a damn fine time too.
However, I will take more notice of what other people have to say, trying to come to grips with their point of view and rationale. Then when I have fully digested their opinion, I’ll probably go straight back to my own egotistical views and get on with enjoying my blogging pulpit.
Oh the joys of the Internet and blogging. Giving one the opportunity to be an opinionated creep, right from the comfort of my sofa. Now, that’s life!