Some thoughts on my posting habits

Posted by RC on Feb. 20, 2016, 8:51 p.m.

I remember when I used to plug the phone cord into my laptop's modem at about 9 or 10pm every night, connect to the internet, open up my favorite sites/communities, and read what everyone had to say in posts that piqued my interest. One of the sites I visited the most was the lovely, thriving community of 64Digits.

Back then, I didn't have a constant internet connection because we only had a single phone cord, so I'd have to wait all day without connecting until that night. This also meant I'd end up staying up until about 6am every single night just to get my daily internet fix, which in turn meant I'd wake up at about 3pm every single day. You could say I had no life back then, but you could also probably say the same thing these days as well.

Without access to the internet, I'd write things which I'd either post later that night or not. A lot of the time I'd write about random bullcrap which - quite honestly - no one probably cared much about. They might've commented on random bits throughout each one, but the majority of my posts were nonsensical if my memory is correct (I'd rather not sift through the number of blogs to verify this claim, thank you very much).

If it wasn't random thoughts, it'd be depressing thoughts with graphically written descriptions of what was going on in my mind. I actually just read one of these blogs I posted, and I have to say that things have gotten a little bit better since then. The frequency of the episodes which I seem to have gone through has diminished, or perhaps I just over-embellished them for the sake of gaining peoples' attention as a cry for help.

At some point, I started posting less and less as I understood that I didn't have to post. Most of the things I posted were just randomness I'd post for the sake of posting, but as I grew older and matured I came to the conclusion that I should only post when I actually had something interesting to post about. No longer did I want to bother you wonderful people with my thoughts of self-pity, game ideas which would never make it past the phase of being just another idea, or madlibs written about Cyrus and adult toys (I seriously have no clue what made me think of these things).

It wasn't just here, but everywhere throughout the internet. I don't feel it necessary to post about a lot of things these days because I don't deem them as very interesting for a bunch people to read - I've got IRC and Skype to fulfill my daily quota of ramblings.

I don't really know what I'm trying to accomplish with this blog, but hey… I guess I posted some random ramblings! Everything I stated above is clearly a bundle of lies!

Comments

F1ak3r 8 years, 3 months ago

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as I grew older and matured I came to the conclusion that I should only post when I actually had something interesting to post about.
I came to this same conclusion. Once I got past my teenage years, I just wasn't interested in posting banal stuff about my everyday life anymore (also felt like it was kind of narcissistic) and so my blogging frequency rapidly tapered off.

Rez 8 years, 3 months ago

^This. So much this.

Kamira 8 years, 3 months ago

^ Definitely this. Crazy to think I used to blog weekly, now I blog only once a year.

Jani_Nykanen 8 years, 3 months ago

Last year I tried to post once a week, and for a while, I succeeded pretty well. Now… well, I still post almost once a week, but I have noticed it's pretty hard. I don't have anything to write. I have nothing to tell. But I try, because I want to try to keep this community active. And I like writing.

Anyway, I have a bit hard phase/period (which one is the better word? I don't know) in my life, so I haven't found energy to write about anything, nor have I succeeded to program something I would like to share. Maybe I'll get over my problems and one day be old, positive me again. Before that, I just try to survive (this is not anything I would like to share, sadly).

Random thought: maybe we should allow more so called miniblogs? They are good way to start discussion but do not require so much content than big ones.

NeutralReiddHotel 8 years, 3 months ago

all my blogs are miniblogs

Phoebii 8 years, 3 months ago

I'm very anti-social. But it's not because I don't like talking itself, but because there's no one I can talk to.

For example, some time ago I've began thinking about soul fragmentation.

The idea is that powerful archangel level souls split into many weaker souls, who then reincarnate in low level planets to help their inhabitants to evolve.

Such fragmentation is the greatest sacrifice, a total soul death.

Fragments of great soul keeps wisdom of original soul, but are fairly weak and can easily be lost.

But it could be the only way for great soul to reincarnate in the low level planets like Earth.

If this theory is truth, it probably is, then could be that I'm such fragment.

Everyone who likes talking about reincarnation rise your hands! Nobody?

Oh well…

So, I like talking about reincarnation, complain about global warming, human ignorance and discuss games. Since I don't play much games and usually dislike the ones I play, I can only talk about my games. I can't shut up about my games. But nobody cares about them.

In the end I just avoid talking and when I talk, I usually don't say what I think, because nobody can understand.

My weekly blogs?

It's a work, a responsibility. If I didn't wrote them, less people would know about my game.

Omega_Squid 8 years, 3 months ago

I am a vociferous leach

NeutralReiddHotel 8 years, 2 months ago

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I'm very anti-social. But it's not because I don't like talking itself, but because there's no one I can talk to.

you and this whole generation. also, it's a-social, not antisocial

Rez 8 years, 2 months ago

I am a coniferous eggplant

Toast 8 years, 2 months ago

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