why do i have a blog ?

ok. i went to bed like 20min ago, but since the best thinking goes on while lying in my bed, waiting to fall asleep, i had to get up again and write this down.

a couple of hours ago, i had sum wordz wid da groot about why i (we) keep a blog. it has to be more than a diary, because it’s put online so other people can read it. is it some sort of exhibitionism? maybe. it might be some way of exposing your thoughts, w/o having to confess them to someone in particular, which often is more complicated… i dunno… for example, i don’t talk to my parents/sisters about my state of mind, but i know that my sister reads this page. you might think this is cowardish. maybe. we just don’t talk about life with each other. that’s the way it is.

the other difference (a downside?) of the blog with the (paper) diary is that, knowing that people will/might read it, you can’t write down everything you want. maybe i’ll make up a possibilty to post private blogs only viewable by me (but then why should it be online??!… see the dilemma?). i’m sooo tempted to write down some stuff about X and Y, this and that! but let’s stay diplomatic… argh