Monday, February 19, 2007

If I can get serious (and self-absorbed) for a minute...

So, I was reading Jorge's blog and noticed that he got hit with one of those blogger tag things. At that point I thought I may be in trouble. Because I knew if he tagged Mike, Mike would answer and then tag "the boyz" (well, at least the ones with active blogs).

Sure enough, Jorge tagged Mike. And then Mike tagged the boyz. I can see the future!

The funny thing is, I was thinking about writing this already. I've been contemplating what I want to do with this blog for a little bit, since I've been in a bit of a rut. There are things that I want to write, but haven't been inspired to do so. Since Salma Haeyk isn't walking through the door to be my muse, I have to look for other inspiration. So to begin...

5 Reasons Why I Blog

  1. For the money. (looks at Adsense account). Uh, let's start over again.

5 Reasons Why I Blog

  1. To write. Seriously, I like to write. I enjoy using the written word to express myself and my opinions in new and interesting ways. Of course, this doesn't mean I'm good at it. But the more I write the better I become.

  2. To improve myself. It's nice to be able to see a difference in what you have written a year ago, let along ten years ago. And I'm confident that in a year's time, I'll look back at this and find places wher I could have written differently.

  3. For attention. Anybody who says otherwise is lying. Why else would you delibrately set up a place for people to come and read your thoughts?

  4. For clarity. Sitting down to express your opinion on a topic and defend it forces you to truly examine it. Maybe it causes you to rethink your opinion. Or it could solidify your opinion. Regardless of the outcome, forcing yourself to go through the critical thinking process is always a good thing.

  5. As an outlet. Generally speaking, things that end up on this blog are things that I want to talk about, but my friends and/or family do not care about. (Politics is the most glaring example, though I can be a bit obsessive about sports as well.) This blog gives me the opportunity to rant about whatever I want and not stand out as a larger kook than most people on the Internet.

ETA: Now it's my turn to tag people. So, I'll go for the longshots. I don't think any of these people read this blog; if they do fantastic and hopefully they will do this. If not, there's nothing really lost here. They are:

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Anonymous Jorge said...


I don't mind being tagged as long as it's not too often, and that the task is something that is not idiotic. :)

I died laughing at the "for the money" part.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I don't care about being tagged. Heck, it seems to get me off of my butt and blogging, so I say bring on the tags!

12:54 AM  

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