I had a conversation with a friend of mine about blogging the other day. He doesn't quite get it, which is understandable. Not everything is for everyone. I've been thinking about it a lot. Perhaps that's why it's been a couple of days since I've blogged. I realize that there probably should be a certain degree of guardedness. Although, I'm not guarded ever, so I guess why start here, eh? I am pretty consistent about putting it all out there in general... except perhaps to boys that I think are swelll, then I hold my cards a little closer...or I just become their buddy because that's safer.
I've been doing the whole "My Space" thing and started to get requests for friends. Some, I know right off the bat I couldn't accept because all their current friends are scantily clad chics and the guys description was lacking in any substance...danger danger danger... But then, what about the genuine requests from nice strangers to be friends? This was one of the things that my aforementioned friend and I were talking about. How blogging and these kind of places could become dangerous for folks who might read into the attention they get from strangers who respond to their blog or profile. Then again, you can read into attention from a person who smiles at you on the street, responds to an email, stars in a movie you like, etc.
Hm. Things are so different these days, aren't they. My parents tell me stories of their days going to the local jukebox joint, picking out a partner across the room and dancing with them. Now, you could know about all of a persons likes/dislikes/dreams and fears without even meeting them. Which is better? I can see pros and cons for each.
To me, these electronic outlets are mostly opportunities for creative expression, forums to share my thoughts and my day with friends who I may not see very often, and yes perhaps in hopes of chance meetings with new friends...platonic or not. I've already made one new friend this way.