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My Brain is a Blog
Maybe I should be afraid. Things have changed for me over the past four years in the way my mind works. It might not be a totally bad thing. You might call it a form of mental organization. Or perhaps I merely have a different sort of perception than I used to have. Then again it might be a cause of concern. But I will explain and you can give me your opinions.
I think in terms of blogs. Everywhere I look, everything I read, hear, or see becomes a blog post in my head. My mental life is a series of blog posts. Ideas for new blog posts assault me from all sides. Not only on my desk, but in other places throughout my house I have newspaper clippings, magazine issues, scribbled notes, and books that contain ideas for things I want to blog about.
At times when I'm at my computer and think up a new idea for a post, I'll go to one of my blogs and add another outline for a future blog post to the line-up of other blog posts waiting to be written or others waiting to be posted. Yes, I said one of my blogs. I have more than one in case you haven't noticed.
You see, a couple years back I decided to scale back from seven days to only three days. That's right--when I started blogging I was posting daily. I even had blog posts going up on the Sabbath. I decided I was blogging too much.
Yet the ideas kept flooding my head so I came to the conclusion that six days on four blogs might make things better. In a way my blogging life became less hectic--or so it seemed. I suppose it was an illusion. I wasn't necessarily blogging less, but I was dividing my blogs into separate compartments of my brain. More ideas flooding my head. More new blog posts to come up with.
Have I lost my mind?
Or am I stretching my blog brain capacity to accommodate more thinking? If you are talking to me I am wondering how I can turn our conversation into a blog post. I derive blog posts from the comments you leave on my site and the comments I might leave on some of your sites. I'm building brain power, that's what I'm doing.
In some ways I'm like a superhero with two identities. There is the blogging me and there's the guy you might meet and never suspect that I am blogging you up and down. I don't hide these identities for the most part, but I'm incognito if I'm not on my blog or not talking about my blogging. I've been doing my best to avoid talking about my blogs, but I can't help it. Blogging has become of passion of mine. Some people might tolerate my blog talk while others adeptly maneuver our encounters away from the subject of blogging.
I do believe there is something darker here. There is a prevailing atmosphere of computer takeover of the world. The future of a machine ruled world as predicted in the Terminator film series is coming. The stark reality is that computers are already taking over. One day we'll have computers implanted into us. This may be the fate for the future of mankind.
Before that happens, I want to become the ultimate blog superhero--BlogMan. I will be able to suck thoughts out of your head in order to turn them into blog posts to transport psychopathically onto my blog. My bloggy power will compose posts on your blog site without your knowing it. As BlogMan I will rule the world of blogging and whip out viral blog posts whenever I want. The President of the United States and all the leaders of the world will turn to me for my great blog knowledge.
My brain is a blog. I am BlogMan!
And Now for Something Somewhat Different
Sorry for the silly rant but I couldn't help myself. It somewhat annoys me whenever I read a post about writer's block or someone saying they don't know what to write about on their blogs. Ideas are everywhere. How can anyone say they don't know what to write about? I've got an idea--not original by any means--but next time you think you have writer's block why not just admit you don't feel like writing. You can always take a break to do something else until you get your writing energy back.
Stuck for some blog ideas? You can always join in for the Battle of the Bands which happens on the 1st and 15th of each month. This is the blog event where each of the participants pits two versions of one song against each other and readers vote on their favorite version. And even if you don't post your own battle I hope you will join me for mine this coming Friday. If you do plan on participating then let me know in the comments and I'll add your name to the list that I put on my site on Friday.
This is not a Blogfest and there's no Linky list. Battle of the Bands is an event that was started by the bloggers at Far Away Series and Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends. A few others have been joining in as well. And so can you!
My last Battle of the Bands song was "Respect" and that post yielded two weeks worth of posts on my blog based on that song post. I don't know if I can manage that for the next battle's song, but today's post contains several clues to what song I'll be using. Can you guess the song?
Do you find yourself thinking in blog format? Are you starting to use "Blogspeak" when you communicate? Are the machines taking over?