Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On Being a Narcissist

I'm a Leo which means that I am honest, kind and warm-hearted. I am also conceited, arrogant and rigid. Yes, yes, yes. Yes, yes, yes.

I often read about how a great number of people think that folks who blog are narcissists who need attention. They want the world to know their thoughts. They might over share to get attention and perhaps sometimes, they even bend the truth or use a "voice" to garner negative attention that they secretly love.

I love blogging. This is my 912th blog post over a 42 month period. That is an average of 21 blog posts a month. 3.5 years is a long time to consistently keep up with something. I was cleaning up my Google Reader the other day and deleted blogs that hadn't been updated in months and some even in over a year. Life gets in the way so I understand that not everyone finds the time to blog. Or perhaps their need to share their thoughts with the world is over?

If blogging makes me some narcissistic attention whore, I'll wear that label proudly. I love being able to look back at posts and laugh, smile and cry at what I expressed at the time. It is a place for my thoughts to find a home. A place for memories of birthdays, showers, weddings and family events to be treasured. A place to remember the tv shows that I used to watch, the worldly topics that I decided to explore and the opinions I expressed at the time.

How long will I blog? Who knows. I imagine that if I had a baby to care for, blogging might not be a priority anymore. I don't have that busy of a life but blogging makes me happy. I love writing. I love sharing. I love expressing myself through words. A family member once commented to me that I seem to love Facebook due to my constant use (I try to limit status updates to twice a day, one in the morning and one at night) and you know what? I'm not ashamed of that. I don't take it seriously. I don't complain too much. I keep it light and that is how I like to use this blog. No preaching. No heavy lifestyle posts. Just me and my thoughts about silly nothings. Perhaps that is why I have managed to create 912 entries. Light. Fun.

And perhaps a tad narcissistic.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I think it is awesome that you love blogging so much and that you have actually made it a part of your daily life! I was really enjoying blogging and had a good routine down until summertime came and I got lazy. I keep telling myself to get back into it, but my motivation hasn't been there. :-(