Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why Do I Blog?

This is essentially a reposting of an old post I did once to explain to myself - and others - my intentions with my blogging. The original post "Varför bloggar jag?" was in Swedish so I have rewritten the relevant parts of it in English here and removed some references to a conflict that was going on at that time.
My blogging is not at all professional or journalistic; it is rather impressionistic or possibly expressionistic.

I blog about things about myself, what moves me, what concerns me, what bothers me and what upsets me mostly in SecondLife but also in real life. I react to my own personal experiences, impressions and adventures, but this I have clearly stated already in the header of this blog.

I do not claim to tell the complete truth. However, I try to tell my truth as honestly and well as I can and only of the things I know of and have witnessed myself. I am not an investigative journalist; I have not done extensive research and gone through all the blogs that may be involved. Nevertheless I always allow others to give their versions of the truth and listen with respect to what they have to say.

Overall, I would define myself as a rather kind soul. I am rarely seeking battle, but rather dialogue, for that sake I do not avoid conflict when I believe it is necessary. My purpose is never to get at, hurt or harm any of my fellow human beings or fellow avatars. However, I sometimes think there are benefits to airing dirty laundry in a conflict.

I will continue to blog about what moves, concerns, disturbs and upsets me. Not so much for the sake of others as for my own benefit. Of course it is gratifying to know that others also read what I write and react to it, but honestly, this is essentially a form of safety valve, self-therapy or masturbation to which I have become dependent. I hope no blood, saliva or other bodily fluids ever splash onto you.

Have a nice day!

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