See, I’ve never followed much of that statement before, especially as a blogger. If you’re wondering why I said ‘blogger’ instead of anything else, you may remember that I ranted about how someone complained they were receiving no views. Like any ol’ blogger, they responded to my reply. Honestly, I was shocked by the response. Of course they didn’t agree to what I said, I expected they wouldn’t, but they said something else that I couldn’t quite fathom.
Paraphrased to conceal the blogger’s identity, they said, “I am a special diamond that is hiding under a ton of coal that nobody sees, an endless source of wisdom. Also you post on unimportant subjects and I don’t do that because I choose to post on even more important topics that will affect people to a greater degree.”
Wait, what the fuck?
My initial reaction was that this person is a narcissistic bitch. Which, honestly after dealing with her, probably isn’t wrong. After posting a final reply in response, I left her be. But after some time, I began to ponder on the second paragraph. Should I also post on important and global issues too, or motivational speeches thrown in as well?
Then I realized something, I realized that it was almost impossible for a blogger to ‘make the world a better place’, unless you’re a sunshine and rainbows type of blog.
You are not going to make the world a better place if you sit on your ass and write poetry all day, actually fucking go out and volunteer. Teach underprivileged kids, donate to charity, whatever. But writing on a blog will not magically make the sun rise every single day for someone else.
Unlike the person who I replied to, my goal with this blog is not to affect another’s life. Humans usually live to an average of, say, 80 years old. That’s not a lot, especially considering that anyone could die in the next second. Also, it’s a blog. It’s meant to be an online journal and to chronicle my life, not to become an online philanthropist.
No, I’m here to write about whatever crosses my mind. And hey, if someone’s lucky, they might go away taking some form of meaning from what I write.