Thursday, December 08, 2005

To blog or not to blog

To blog or not to blog, well, certainly that is no longer the question, though it has been for some time now.

Here's a completely anal thought: what if I set up a blog each with Blogger, Typepad, Wordpress, and Phlog? I actually thought of doing that, having had a swell time deciding on which to use. And then again I thought the better of it (which is to say I realized shortly afterwards that Typepad and Wordpress would cost me and Phlog, well, it may prove to be a bit limited for my purposes in the future). Anyway, enough with the boring blogsite details.

Let's be frank, shall we? Blogging is an essentially egocentric venture. Why else would anyone publish anything online if she did not think anyone else would want to check out her stuff? (For purposes of economy and style, and because I feel like it, I shall be using the feminine to represent both genders. Anyone who asks will be answered with a quip and a sigh.) Where was I? Oh, blogging as egocentric. Self-expression is in itself self-centered. I wouldn't still be writing this third paragraph if I didn't think you would still be reading up to this point, right? Right. I shall leave it at that, because I've got things to do, I can't blog away all day, for crying out loud !!! (That's me trying to convince myself, `ya.) Maybe I'll pick up on this next time. If there will be a next time, maybe next time will be in Typepad, tee hee.

I'm still trying to learn how to customize, so in the meantime please bear with me (like don't mind those links in the sidebar, I'll get to that later)... Now let's see, how will a photo look like on this template... Ah. Not bad, huh. This was not taken by me, but by my brother A. Still haven't found how to format the caption properly ;-)

Yohemme'ti Fall

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Birth of a blog, huh?
PUULLLLIIIIIZZZZZZZ stop feeling guilty, right? everybody has a right to feel egocentric sometimes...........

and, yes, of course it is me, even if you can't identify me you recognize my tone, right? ;)

Isa said...

I was trying to make a comment earlier but it took forever to get posted. I like the color scheme and the picture of your feet.

imogen_ph said...

(reply to not-so-anonymous):

huh, guilty? who's feeling guilty? ;-)

Anonymous said...

nice start...

Anonymous said...

hmmm.. pede ba kita i-hire to maintain the website of Bendum?

fawlen said...

ei, donnatella! Am not anonymous, as you can see. that was someone else! hmm..interesting post you got there. no, i don't think blogging is necessarily egocentric. courageous, certainly! exhibitionistic, perhaps. as for me, still have to muster up enough guts to share a blog with the rest of the world. feels too much like letting others peep into one's private journals, methinks! or like talking aloud to no one in particular:)ngwengwengwe

imogen_ph said...

fawlen, of course blogging is egocentric. it's about the same argument as where they say that altruistic acts aren't actually altruistic - the bottomline being, you help others to feel good about yourself, ergo, you're doing it for yourself and not the other.

and hey, who says you have to write anything private? eh if it out there na, it's no longer private, duh. and it's possible to NOT let everyone/anyone in, you know. but if you don't let ANYone in, why blog in the first place, ngek.

plus, you can opt to censor the comments if you like, here, let me demonstrate, there's something in your post that's bothering me, teka ha...

*goes to exercise her censoring powers* *ahem*

imogen_ph said...

which goes to show that i'm not familiar with the bells and whistles of this thing yet. aaccck. can't censor pala after the post has been made, dang it. can only moderate AS the post is made. oh well. *sigh*

kyo suayan said...

Donna... patingin naman ng mga litrato mo galing YNP!

siya nga pala, iniimbitahan din kitang mag-post sa www.barangayamerika.com ...

-kyo-

imogen_ph said...

*lunok*

dyahe ako kyo, ah. i am not worthy! ;-)

will post some as soon as my head's turned on right & i get to work on them, sure. (i mean i have to extract them from a disorganized clutter pa.)