Well this is my first blog entry, my foray into the blogosphere, the yard stick against which all future posts will be measured. So what better subject to get stuck in with than the concept of the ‘blog’.
Blogs must be one of the stranger things to come out of the bright, new world of interwebbing. Originally referred to as weblogs (a term which seems so quaint now) they started appearing in the late ninties, and were a mix of links and written thoughts. Now, around ten years after the term weblog was first used, they’re a common sight of the web. And I mean common – the number of blogs worldwide was recently put at 50 million. Every man, woman, and child (give or take) has a blog!
As I see it, it’s just a descendant of a concept that breeds on the web – the self-illusion that something you do is important. The idea that your opinion matters, what you’ve got to say is important, that other people care. But look at a single blog in the bigger scheme of things, and against such a large thing as the internet it means entirely nothing.
I concede it’s different for a brand – be it a person, or company – where a blog is a very different entity. But for the individual (like moi) it’s just pretty crazy isn’t it? It’s that little thought you (I) have: “If I make something, maybe people will love it, maybe it’ll make me really popular, and then I will be cool!”. I think if most of us are honest being cool is a big motivation (or is that just me?). And that’s why we make these things, why we write our blogs, and make our videos, why we create this content.
That’s my reason for starting this blog anyway. But you all think I’m cool already, right? Riiight?!