February 12, 2004

Lisa: Let's just get this over with.

I think there comes a time when every blogger or online journalist (journaler?) questions why he or she blogs/posts journal entries/whatever. This soul-searching process then becomes fodder for a new entry, which is inevitably very dull.

The thing is, the whole concept of having a blog at all is a bit tired. However, if you are spending time reading someone else's blog, then you are agreeing to submit yourself to whatever she wants to tell you. Essentially, I'm saying that you can read or not read this entry, whichever you choose. If you find it dull, you have only yourself to blame for the waste of time.

Disclaimer in place, here are a few of my reasons for creating and posting on Two Loose Teeth:

  • I decided I wanted to start my own website one day while perusing the yeti, and I don't like to be told a) that I can't do things, and b) that I can't have things.
  • The thought that people we don't know would enjoy reading our site, or that Sarah or I could become someone else's Margaret Berry or Sarah Bunting is titillating.
  • I have always felt vaguely guilty for not keeping a journal. My church strongly encourages its members to do so (enter the traditional religious guilt), but also I really do believe that journals have value. I'm sure keeping a journal would not only be cathartic for me, but could potentially be of interest to my future posterity, historians, genealogians, blah blah blah. For years, I half-heartedly pasted concert programs into scrapbooks in an effort to convince myself it would take the place of a real journal. Every time I actually tried to write something, I would reread my entry a month later, shake my head in shame at my sheer idiocy, and then remove the offending pages with a razor blade. Nothing I wrote seemed profound enough for those pretty, leather-covered blank books. Ugh. Enough self-analysis. This is as close as I'm going to get to a real journal. Guilt begone!

    Posted by lisa at February 12, 2004 05:03 PM
  • Comments

    You're not exactly Mimi Smartypants, but you're on my list of blogs to read. :) And I have no idea who you are.

    Posted by: Gemini6Ice on February 18, 2004 01:44 AM
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