The art of diary keeping must have gone out of fashion long ago, just like Discos, Waistcoats, and Archery. With calendars, and ‘work’ diaries, and social networks, we all know what we’re doing and when. Though what about the why and how?
Calendars don’t usually explain in detail what you did, how you felt, and who you did it with; which is where a diary comes in handy. I like to think I keep a diary...and I’m sure I own a Waistcoat or two.
I will admit that it’s not an actual physical diary of my life, day in and day out, but it is my own. Nowadays, there are millions of voices all over the world on the internet telling you things you want to know and things you don’t, it’s nice to think that a murmur out there is a part of you. It’s not fighting to be recognised if it doesn’t want to be, it’s not trying to be the next BIG thing, it’s just there; your thoughts, your opinions, and if you let it, your feelings.
My blog is my diary. It’s not my life, I don’t update it daily telling all of my thirteen followers everything I did from dawn until dusk, but it is a part of me that I like to share with the world. Though that’s not the reason I have a blog.
My blog is my outlet, I call it free therapy – talking, rambling, ranting, at a screen of text which no one has to read, but it’s nice to think that someone might. But don’t get me wrong, I don’t just scream into my keyboard every time I log into my blog. It’s a place where I am me. There’s no one else’s status updates, opinions, or photos if I don’t want there to be. It’s my own place to rule over as the author of my life.
No matter whether you use Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, or any other blogging outlet, you can be you, and do whatever you want with your space. I update people about my life, I have been known to rant, and share my feelings, but I’ve also been known to share some pretty cool stuff with people (all thirteen of them), and be creative.
Though, I’ve still managed to keep everything quite private, as you should with your blog. I’ve given everyone I ever mention codenames, which was a great idea at the time. How did I know that some of the names would catch on?
So whatever you do, just be proud of your space, however big or small it may be. It will still be yours, and no one can tell you what you can and can’t do with it.
And if you were interested: www.makingtheunmissablemissable.blogspot.co.uk