Looking in the Mirror
I don't know if I should contribute any longer to my blog.
I've been asking myself, what's the point? One blog in millions. I sit in front of the computer to write something for people to read, but why do I do it? These are my standard blog entries:
1.) A comment or opinion on something. Something quasi-journalistic, but of course, not really, because it's basically unedited and untempered ranting. But really - who cares what my opinions are? Why are they worth writing about?
2.) A deliberately tongue-in-cheek story-ish entry, including dialogue and funny pictures. Usually immature. Why should I do that? How am I bettering myself or others by posting something ninth-graders would probably come up with? So many hours spent writing something that didn't improve my abilities whatsoever...
3.) Short stories. These seem to be the only worthwhile contributions, because I try harder at these, and hopefully people enjoy the content more than the other stuff, which mostly feel to me like brain-farts. But to make them blog-worthy, I edit them down and chop out various passages to keep the length punchy, or else nobody reads them. And the point is to get people to read, right? But why do I care if people read what I posted?
4.) Movie reviews. Rottentomates.com is a better resource, certainly.
Suddenly it all seems like such a waste of time.