I browse through blogs of those people I know and even those I never met at all. Young and old, they have always something to say. And even KC Concepcion's blog had been the center of chizmiz / gossip by the Philippine media recently. I wonder if someone still has a diary tucked under her pillow today....maybe 1 or 2? I don't know.
With blogging and livejournal.com....I have a perception that people's character has evolved into a bolder personage . Such audacity of the young mind that is willing to unveil a part of himself without meekness amidst conspicuous readers and possible comment expressing denunciation if not approval or compliment is a revelation. Gone are the days that you hide your feelings to someone ..that even in your diary you still hid the names under Naughty Garfield, Pierre Martin, Snoopy, or @2 :). Now, you can dare to tell the world when you are happy, you are in love, you are feeling sad , you are in extreme joy ....
Expression of self has taken its highest level of freedom through blogging. One's sentiments and everyday life of a poet, a singer , a person in love, a nonsense writer that speaks of angst, joy and frustrations that doesn't follow the traditional way of writing is found through blogging.
My old diary I still read today makes me laugh at myself...how was I so timid and bashful then? Today, I still write but only here. Have I liberated myself from the ties of hesitations and squeamishness? Maybe, a bit but I am still the same cautious writer that I am. But you know what? It isn't bad to be dauntless ...to unveil a thought or an emotion through writing. Besides, knowing that my Mommy reads my blog to know how I feel , or others take inspiration and strength or lesson from whatever words I have put together....Now I say, it is then good to share a part of oneself, a part of me.
So let us all blog!!!!!