Sunday, 3 April 2016

First Post Fatalism

On navigating the murky waters of the blogosphere

I mentioned in a recent email to my father that I was considering starting a blog – but that I was also concerned that doing so would entail transforming into a massive narcissist, or at the very least sounding like someone who has. I mean, isn’t there something inherently pretentious and self-aggrandizing about creating a platform specifically to showcase one’s opinions, ideas, projects, and personality? 

My father concurred. “Frankly, there's no way of explaining our personalities, philosophies, and interests without coming across as a bit of a nob,” he replied. 

Excellent. I am either utterly impersonal, or doomed. 

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to create a blog in the hope that it can act as a companion to the writing that I have published elsewhere, as well as other interests of mine. Alternatively, it can at least be a nice place for me to communicate with far-away friends, jabber on about the subjects of my choice, and abuse semi-colons at my leisure. 

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