Blogging Can Turn You Into A Monster

May 3, 2007 – 2:52 pm

by Darren

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Now this is the type of problem that a professional blogger won’t have. But blogging, in the sense of keeping an intense personal journal, managed to wreck this guy psychologically.

I used to keep a personal diary style blog, detailing my frustrations and hopes for the future. I found it very helpful because writing aids me in decision making. I’m also someone that appreciates advice from others who have had similar experiences, so I liked getting comments.

I must confess though that this kind of blogging encouraged me to be narcissistic and self-centered.

I don’t think it’s healthy for anyone to spend an hour a day writing about their innermost thoughts; unless a psychiatrist has told them that they need to do so. My navel gazing encouraged me to focus on insignificant problems and turn them into mountains.

So there you have it. If you blog a bit too personally, you may just go nuts. That’s why my motto is…If it don’t make a buck, I really don’t give a fuck hoot ;)

Do you do any personal blogging or is it strictly business? Do you think this guy is being too hard on blogging?

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    1. 4 Responses to “Blogging Can Turn You Into A Monster”

    2. I think this is one of those Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus moments. Trust a guy to discover regularly talking about his innermost feelings screwed him up! If he sticks to topics like sport, gambling and women is should get him back on track. Blogging can be self centred. I think it takes some effort to get off the pedestal and try and talk with the audience and not at them.

      By Vincent McBurney on May 3, 2007

    3. Hey Darren, I think like anything else in the world - there is a chance of going overboard. I think personal blogs are great for rants, but there should be a limit. Most of us rant on our personal blogs because we want to get something off our chest, so we can feel better… when the blog content becomes a second voice that influences you, I guess it would be time to recognize that and see a psychiatrist.

      By Kian Ann on May 4, 2007

    4. A professional would not fall into that pit. We should all try to become real professionals.

      By marcel on May 4, 2007

    5. I agree with your sentiments. And Marcel is right, of course. Professionals keep their personal problems out of their work.

      By Darren on May 4, 2007

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