Is a blog really about sharing yourself, or just sharing... random things, like a news website?
By sharing yourself, I don't mean like: you can have my elbow, go ahead, you can take my forehead; and I definitely don't mean sharing personal info.
I mean sharing who you are. What you love, why you love it, where you wanna go, what you wanna be, what you wanna do. How you want to live.
Blogging is like a giant piece of paper. Imagine. The paper goes on for as far as you can see in all directions, just a plain white sheet of paper. There is only tiny mark on it, right where you are standing. Your name.
In your hand, you realize that you're holding a paint palette containing paints of every colour of the rainbow, thick and thin brushes, pens and crayons.
|Taking notes the old fashioned way, pen on paper by faungg on Flickr.|
Then you realize that this paper is yours. All yours. You can draw, paint, write, scribble, colour, decorate and splatter on your paper. You can rip it, stamp on it, stick it, flip it, tear it, poke it, cut it, and scrunch it up. You can get others to judge your paper, support you as you draw, and give you ideas. And the best part is that the paper will never ever run out.
When you look back after years of work on your paper, you realize how you drew what you loved, what you hated, what you wanted, what you felt, what you needed, what you had, where you were, what you were, when you were. You have made one beautiful piece of art that is unique and will always be unique. You have made yourself into art.
Blogging is an empty canvas that belongs to you. How will you make it yours? How will you share yourself?
From the Purple Owl :)