Thursday, September 22, 2011

Does talking about myself this much make my butt look narcissistic?

I came across a quote today that sort of embodies my opinion of some blogs and my fears about my own:

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” (Thoreau, I don't know the year or context because I only read Thoreau on quote websites).

I've been thinking for years that blogging is sort of narcissistic, but I haven't decided if that matters to me or not. I suppose that if my blog was too narcissitic, I wouldn't have any readers, and if I was generally a narcissistic person, I wouldn't have any friends. I try to keep this blog lighthearted to avoid the taking-myself-too-seriously thing. Because nobody likes that guy.

I did recently get serious on my friend Erin's blog. I was a guest writer for her "defining moment" series, so I had to break my rule and talk about my feelings. There wasn't any decent way to avoid it because "defining moments" are inherently serious, dramatic, and all-about-me-ish. You know all the stuff that you can't comfortably discuss with strangers? That's what I talked about.

I'll share the link with ya, little stranger, in case you're curious:

If not, I understand. I'd rather keep things between us casual, too.

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