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The one nobody reads…

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It’s Christmas day so I’m not really expecting anyone to be sat reading this, because you all have better things to be doing.
But I have the luxury of having a day off with nothing to do.
No gardening.
No DIY.
No shopping.
Nothing.

And nowadays, doing nothing usually means blogging.
Not in the same way as we might mindlessly scroll through our Facebook newsfeeds, occasionally commenting on something, idly channel-hop on TV or stare blindly as we flick through a magazine though.

I’d equate it more with doing a crossword or a jigsaw, something that requires you to interact with the medium you choose to immerse yourself in.

I suppose players of video games (in which I have precisely no interest) would claim the same total immersion in their chosen escape from reality, but even there you are constrained by the limits of the game itself.

Not that I’m claiming any great creative or intellectual superiority on behalf of blogging you understand – I’d be no bloody good at Call of Duty or GTA 5 – just that it uses a different set of cerebral muscles altogether.

On social networks the format tends to encourage spontaneity, which is fine but it doesn’t allow for much reflection or self-editing. So blogging is a bit of a con really. I don’t expect there are too many bloggers out there who think “Hmm, think I’ll do a bit of blogging…” and just run off a perfect post first go.
We all edit and re-edit, before letting the world outside our heads in on our current muse, pretending an eloquence we may not necessarily be capable of in real life.

I’m continually amazed by the extraordinarily high quality of writing being produced by people who are just sitting at home with their laptops, projecting their thoughts out onto the Great Big Internet in the hope that someone will read them.
Why some of these incredible writers don’t have book deals or columns in national magazines used to be beyond me, but now I realise that a lot of them are just happy to be writing, irrespective of whether they have an audience.

And for no other reason than because it’s funny, here’s Charlie Brooker attempting to convince Channel 4 News main man Jon Snow that he should get into gaming and that micro-blogging site Twitter is in fact the biggest role playing game ever.

Ooh, Dr Who is about to start, so that’s enough from me, except to leave you with a couple of festive novelty songs.
Because Christmas wouldn’t be the same without daft records would it?

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Blogging, Humour, Music

 

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