Is it just me, or has personal journaling died out? I used to run into interesting personal blogs all the time, but it seems that this is turning into a rare occurence. Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr seems to have reduced personal public ramblings to shorter status updates. 

I have run into much more high-quality blogs as of late around professional topics (thank goodness) - but I really miss reading about the daily lives of people - to see that interconnectedness and similarity of hopes and dreams from completely different people...

(Well, it's probably for the best. People are realizing the privacy implications of having such visible Internet presence)

(On a related note, I've lately been quite surprised by people who describe me as "open": I've always thought I've been anything but. I guess having a public journal has made me become more open - I can definitely see how I've opened up more in my personal life to people around me - and realizing (through this journal) that people aren't going to pass judgement as much has helped. Maybe my personal understanding of "openness" is quite different now - I am still quite protective of certain aspects of my life that I never write about publicly.)

Posted by roy on March 3, 2010 at 05:48 PM in Ramblings | 6 Comments

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Comment posted on March 9th, 2010 at 12:33 AM
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Comment posted on March 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 PM
Is it just you? You host a blogging site, has it died out?
Comment posted on March 3rd, 2010 at 11:15 PM
pretty much
Comment posted on March 3rd, 2010 at 11:28 PM
Rhetorical question?
Comment posted on March 3rd, 2010 at 09:05 PM
I wouldn't say open, you tell like half the story, but not the good half.
Comment posted on March 3rd, 2010 at 09:45 PM
haha. all in time, my dear "friend"