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Between Two Lungs

November 30, 2009

So, as predicted, I’ve let this my new found blogging become rather neglected over the past few weeks. I’ve just been reading my sister’s most recent post on Facebook about social media, the implications and way people should use sites such as this, along with Facebook and Twitter (for example). Some people use the sites for personal expression (i.e. “Feeling shit because of this” or “loving my new job” etc) – taking simple social interaction to a digital level surely encourages a kind of disassociation from the feeling and from real life where feedback and responses are thought about and delayed, rather than incorporating the body language and instant reaction factor – which personally is extremely important to myself when dealing with anything that’s particularly emotional in my life. I like to think the friends I keep on social networking sites are all people I’d genuinely say hello to in the street, but that doesn’t mean I want them all to know when I’m having a crappy day – or if my relationship status changes – or even if I’m having a particularly wonderful day for that matter. To be honest I doubt I’d even want a hug when upset off some of them.

 

I realise these thoughts are a bit scattered, it’s due to a frustration of people continually posting negativity on Facebook – and being inspired by reading Emily’s latest post. I don’t think that personal expression should be discouraged at all, but occasionally doesn’t it seem as if people post these things simply for attention? But on the other hand – isn’t that why people complain in the first place, to get some attention – to get things off their chest and to clear their head? Either way people are gaining a support network, either digitally or physically, it just depends on what people set out to gain in the first place I suppose.

 

That nicely brings me on to my next thought – I’m currently considering what I want from this blog – whether to use it as a public splurge for all of my scattered thoughts, or perhaps honing it as a sort of online CV… or maybe a combination of both. I’m hoping to get back in to writing more film and music reviews, maybe balancing the personal and the work side of things just to keep it a wee bit professional whilst injecting a decent portion of ginger in to it. Hmm.

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