Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Problems with blogging

Problems with blogging

What happens in the world with the world of blogging? Blogs are meant to be this great new technology where people can share their ideas and interests with others around the world. As for me, the state of blogging is one of chaos, confusion and anti-interactivity. The other day I decided to do some research on the web and try to connect with some blog writers that interested me. Let me tell you, it was not a pleasant task as I had imagined. I spent four painful hours browsing around a thousand newspapers online, and found only a few that interested me. What are we doing out there people?

First off, just getting to a blog can be a hassle. For example, type the words 'Philosophy Blogs' and lots of sites appear. Some are cluster sites with thousands of magazines, but the area you're looking for may have just one blog! This is because they separate blogs into a million different categories, such as 'love', 'lovers', 'friendly', etc. Why not have just a few main categories to choose from?

The next problem is content. People with 'philosophical' blogs have personal conversations with their peers about the local dance competition on Tuesday! Why not go to a chat room if you only want to talk to your friends? Blogs are supposed to be a personal point of view expressed to the entire web community. Wouldn't you like to meet more people like you? How is this going to happen if you speak in strange and unusual jargon and acronyms that you and your friends can only understand? Stick to the topic at hand and take it at least half seriously.

Another major issue is the fact that you can find a really cool blog that sparks interest, but then you find out that the writer hasn't added an entry in over a year! What are you doing online? Are these people deceased? I seriously doubt it, as there are so many blogs in this 'lost' state. Having a blog is a responsibility; It is a shared newspaper for the entire community. How can someone form a relationship if they only blog once every millennium?

Back to the content topic: These online magazines are a real opportunity to communicate regularly with others with similar opinions to yours. We can learn a lot from each other, as each human is an individual with special traits and abilities that only they have. So why do we see so many blogs just talking about trivial nonsense like 'Who's the Best Movie Actor'? Humanity is an intelligent species that evolves every day into a higher consciousness. So where are all the thinkers, the people who have taken us to the next levels of spirituality and scientific exploration? I'd really like to hear what you have to say, but all I can find are philosophical beliefs about why the pink jeans that express the true inner self died.

The topic of commenting on someone's blog is also controversial. Why have comment sections if you are not going to respond to people who have expressed interest in what you have said? How this community will work if the entire conversation is one way! Come on people, wake up and smell the onions! Let's change the blogging community into the amazing shared knowledge structure it was intended for. Please don't let it become the little world of chat rooms.