The Vanity of Blogging

I tend to see blogging as a waste of time–a form of journaling that also pointlessly violates your privacy. One of the great and terrible things about the internet is that it allows anonymity. We are able to toy with new  ideas, play with different identities, and chat with people with whom we would otherwise never associate. 

To start a blog–even an anonymous blog–is to lose part of that anonymity. By settling down and creating your own home on the internet, you lose the freedom to change faces. Your blog must have an identity. 

The freedom to change your identity–to be a different person (or multiple people) on each forum or blog you visit–is intoxicating. But part of growing up is choosing an identity. I don’t want to be one of those 45 year old guys going through an identity crisis. 

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