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    Blog: First thoughts that Come to Mind

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cacian, Feb 1, 2012.

    This propably will help understand the purpose of why a blog exists.
    I don't get the meaning of a blog and what it actually achieve.
    I have only written two blogs but I don't actually get what they actually do.
    so here are
    my first thoughts of when I hear the word blog:
    Fred
    a lady from Paris who wrote a diary type of blog tha took off to become a book.
    bloggers.
     
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    So, first thoughts, hmm??

    Wait, did Fred turn himself into a woman, move to Paris and published a diary? Quite an adventure there.
     
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    Fred is a unisex name. ;)
    Or at least the only person I've met with this name was a woman.



    Umm. I don't understand the post/thread.
     
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    I always thought Fred was a masculine name, but I suppose you're right.

    OR the woman could've been called Fred because her parents were expecting a boy, got a girl, and kept the name Fred to be mean? In a 'You should've been a boy, so we kept that name to remind you of this daily' way.
     
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    I am trying to understand what a blog is.
    What makes it different from a diary or short true or madeup story?
    Hence what are your first thoughts as I say BLOG.
     
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    LOL
    That is so cruel...LOL
    Oh dear....what does good old Fred think of it all...LOL fancy being told that by your parents honestly :redface::p
     
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    Hey well there is a story never thought of it...and whynot....LOL
     
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    It would be a good story! A story of gender identity and how does one who feels trapped in the wrong body fit into society. Obviously, it must be set in France, because...you know. ;):p

    This adventure could be started off by the narrator saying, "I was told throughout my childhood that I was meant to be a boy. I should've been a boy. They gave me a boy's name to reinforce it."
     
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    What is this I don't even....
     
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    FYI, the term "blog" is short for "web log" IIRC. So the difference between it and a diary is that it's on the web.
     
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    First thoughts? Not for me.

    I guess something like, say, a travel blog could be worthwhile.

    Sharing what you ate for breakfast, how much weight you've lost, or who you spent the night with? That's what facebook is for. :p

    But seriously. I don't understand this need to share all and everything, with all and everyone.
     
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    I agree. That's why I keep a personal journal, so I can record what I want in peace without the world looking into it.
     
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    Okay I don't agree with the bold statement at all. I have people on my FB who make long posts (and in chilling detail, the bad kind) that talk about what they ate for breakfast, how they got a blister on their foot, what they did that day, and other random stuff no one cares about. I wish it was just one person too, but I have at least two that do this everyday. They need a diary or blog for sure.

    Also, journal-type blogs don't usually go over boring minuscule details like that. We talk about personal stuff, sure, but the more interesting aspects of our day to day lives.
     
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    Also blogging can be very helpful. I've had a blog/journal for fifteen years. It started on Livejournal (and I still update it) and I like it because it's an electronic diary, and I'm not the pen & paper kind of girl. People follow my friends only posts, and I follow people's friends only posts. I love LJ because it allows me to "share" my life with people I trust and get feedback/comments, whereas an offline journal is purely private. However if I do want to make a private post, LJ allows me to do that too.

    Then there's Blogger and WordPress. I have a somewhat popular makeup blog on here and have about 4,000 "followers" and another few thousand daily visitors (who don't have Blogger, Google Friend Connect, or Disqus) and I love Blogger because it's easy to network and connect with other people. WordPress, however, is a little more professional and less distracting, which is why I chose to host my writing blog there.

    This is my opinion on blogging. It can be used as a personal journal/diary, a specialty blog (fishing, cosmetics, fashion, etc), or an online portfolio. It is very useful.
     
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    When I hear blog I hear Twitter, then I hear that I went to the bathroom an hour ago. Fifteen minutes ago I was bored and started watching Netflix. One minute ago I thought of a song I hadn't heard in a while.
     
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    Twitter isn't a blog, but your depiction of Twitter is hilariously accurate.
     
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    do you have a link jc?
     
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    I agree.
    sharing as I understand it is something different.
    sharing a diary with total strangers is not for me.
    sharing ideas for progress is what I think is best.
    I agree this need to share everyhting is not something I understand.
     
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    Yes. I will PM it to you if you promise not to show it to anyone. I try to keep my writing life separate from my more shallow interests. :p
     
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    A lot of blogs are like self published opinion pieces. Usually they have a theme, politics, the environment, fashion, whatever. Don't think many people use it as a "diary", other than "travel blogs". Which I imagine are generally heavily censored, lol.
     
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    Of course hehe....:p
    By the way having a successfull is not shallow at all. I am indeed impressed. I would not know how to do it myself to be honest.
    It is great you have an amasing skill and you have succeeded it:p
     
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    That is very kind. It's honestly not much. I have no idea why people keep following me because I never took it very seriously. I thought about shutting it down (I haven't updated since November) but companies have been sending me free makeup and beauty supplies to try out.

    Anyway I will PM it to you.
     
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    No, I agree. I wasn't being serious.

    Facebook nonsense isn't my thing either. :)
     

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