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What the frig? I've got the hiccups, out of nowhere, grrr. Whatever, I'll write through it. I woke up with a lot on my mind, these days it seems like I always have a lot on my mind. Anyway, instead of just rambling on about everything, I'll ramble on about one thing.

Blogging.

Writing, journaling, whatever you want to call it. Why do we do it? My answer is that I love to write, which I do. Even before I started blogging I kept a journal, I've kept a journal of some sort since I was before I was in high school. I'm working on eventually transferring a lot of my journals onto the Internet in one way or another. It's nice to keep a record of things, it helps to remember things you might not otherwise. Personally, it only takes a sentence or two for me to remember an entire summer or a special event. When I look back and read what I wrote ten years ago it amazes me how much I've changed, and it sometimes depresses me to see the ways I haven't.

That being said, it also bums me out when people don't seem to be reading. It shouldn't, because ultimately I'm doing this for myself, and I'd be doing it even if no one else ever read it, Like I did for so many years in so many journals. However, when I throw something up here, I usually try to write it for an audience, however small it may be. I probably shouldn't care, but I can't help it, I do.

Then there's another point of view I came across in a magazine. So many people are worried about "big brother" watching us, about cameras being put up everywhere and about other ways the government is invading our privacy. Soon we'll all have a national ID or chips in heads. They'll know our every move, hear every word we speak and read everything we write. (If they don't already) Scary, right? Well, the thing is, we're not making to difficult for them. The article goes on to give examples of how a lot of people have so much of their information out there already and once it's out there, you can't take it back. Facebook, MySpace, Livejournal, bulletin boards, personal websites, and so many other social networks and sites are allowing anyone to keep tabs on you. With a little work it's pretty crazy what can be dug up on you. It makes identity theft a whole lot easier, it can help people track you down, and it helps employers and/or perspective employers keep tabs on you.

It was an interesting read to say the least. It's true, how can we expect a certain sense of privacy but at the same time let so much of ourselves be known? It's like locking the doors up tight but leaving your windows open. I don't know, it's not like I have things to hide, believe me, my life is pretty boring, but it did make me consider cutting back on what I have out there. It's just something to think about I guess.

Have a good one,

Gil

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fuzzandfeedback
Apr. 14th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
this is why
I find Facebook more annoying/disconcerting than myspace; the privacy settings are more difficult to use because it's essentially a site designed to let people keep tabs on each other.

guh. that, of course, doesn't stop me from having either.
fenyx
Apr. 14th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: this is why
I actually fought joining Facebook for a while, but ultimately I gave in. I've actually been "found" by more people on that than anything else. Although I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 14th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: this is why
I know I said the same thing about Myspace, but I really don't like and have never had any interest in Facebook at all. People rave about the privacy settings on there all the time and say it's generally better than Myspace, but it just seems really lame to me. From what I've heard, it has a lot more "keeping tabs on friends" options than Myspace (though Myspace is starting to get some new "subscription" features, which I couldn't care less about).

But, I know, I know --- I hate Myspace and refused to join for the longest time, but as far as social networking sites go, it seems better and more creative than the other ones out there.

Anyway, I agree about the writing and reading thing. I've started writing blogs on Myspace. Sure, I write them because I just feel like writing or expressing myself, but it's sort of cool when you know people read once in a while.

That being said, I apologize --- again --- about never keeping up with LJ.
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irishgirl1984
Oct. 26th, 2017 03:04 pm (UTC)
Why?

Why?
That’s what I’m asking myself right now.
It took me two days to get my dressers flip-flopped for the cold weather and winter season. That was merely a lot of work without any help at all.
What made it so hard was that I had to go around the bed to put the summer clothes in my dresser by the window. The same was done when transferring the winter cothing to the dresser closest to the bathroom door.
What a big job!
Maybe, I should’ve asked for help, as this was exhausting going back and forth between dressers over the course of the last two mornings—yesterday and today. The last time I recall attempting to do something this tiresome, I’d done something that my mom didn’t approve of as a kid, and my punishment was to make my bed all by myself. I knew I couldn’t do it, but my mom obviously wanted to try to teach me a lesson.
It didn’t work.
I only helped with laundry chores after that.
When I was in school at ISVI, I had to do all the laundry independently with no help from the staff, as the Daily Living Skills teacher ignored the fact that I had not mentioned a desire to learn to cook or do laundry. Ultimately, being forced to do that made me miserable.
Like what I just got done doing, it also wore me out.
I’m glad this dresser flipping doesn’t have to get done until the weather warms up again; however, I’ll ask my bestie to help me then.
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