That Fred Guy threw down the gauntlet and issued a challenge. Since I am not one to shy away when challenged I am raising to the occasion! (I feel like I should put on my shiny armour right now. Where’s my horse?)
This is the challenge
I challenge each of you to write your own blog post on what makes you unique and how your blog showcases that. What drives you to blog, what irks you about blogging, and, if it’s important to you, how does blogging aid you in standing out from the crowd?
And this is my [whatever the word in English is for a response to a challenge]
What makes me unique and how does my blog showcase that?
I am only unique in the sense that we human beings are all unique in how we think, how we perceive the world around us. And like I said once to TFG, the way we perceive the world is a direct result of the sum of our experiences, because our experiences shape the way we see the world.
As the name of my blogs hints at, I write about anything and everything that comes to my crazy mind. I know we are all crazy. But since we are all a different KIND OF crazy, we all get different musings. And that’s that.
What drives me to blog?
If I don’t get this stuff out of my head, it will implode. And I can’t go around without a head now, can I?
It’s pretty crowded up there in my head. I need to let some thoughts out so there’s room for the gazillion incoming ones.
Besides, the best thing about sharing is that you find out there are other people who think like you, who lived through the same things you have (or worse). And THAT gives you perspective. That helps you realize you are not the the freak you thought you were. Or perhaps it helps you realize that your life wasn’t as bad as you thought it was. That there are other people that have much worse than you. And who knows, your insights might even help other people too.
What irks me about blogging?
Nothing, really. I mean, nothing that wouldn’t irk me in real life. But I’m working on being patient. I used to be very impatient and get really frustrated when people couldn’t see my point of view. If the internet and blogging had existed in my teens and early 20’s I would have probably been seen as the biggest asshole in the whole universe. You know that expression “I don’t suffer fools easily”? Well, that would have been me. Then I realized that – even though often I was right, thinking differently didn’t make someone else a fool. As in stupid. Now, I’m more of the thinking that as long as your beliefs don’t interfere with basic human rights, then I don’t need to be irked by it. Cause unless all your blog posts are fiction short stories, you will blog about your life, your experiences, your points of view. What you like, what you dislike. What makes you sad, what makes you angry and what makes you happy.
Besides, if they hate coffee, so what? We can still be friends, right?
How does blogging aid me in standing out from the crowd?
I don’t think I stand out. Or if I do, it’s only in the way that I pour my personality in my blog. All of it. But then again, that’s what most bloggers do as well. In fact, I’d say that some bloggers are more true to themselves in their blogs that they are in real life cause being somewhat anonymous, gives them the courage to express feelings they would never say out loud.
In that sense, we all stand out in our own unique way.
So I’d say that if I do stand out in the blogosphere, it is in the same way I do in real life. By being bubbly and smiley. By being candid. By being the eternal optimistic to the point of being nauseating. And by being annoying about my love for cats.
I’m sure all the non-cat people out there hate me very much by now!