My blog has gone a bit quiet of late. True, my blogging prowess has died off a bit of late, but I’m still get the odd reader here or there. I then post this blog yesterday which has the mildest of mild hints to nudity and my reader stats jump by nearly 3 times! Isn’t it amazing how one tag can have such a huge difference? Does this give credence to the urban myth that the internet is 90% porn (it isn’t, around 37% is the figure)? Or simply that people are naturally drawn to sex?
When I first started this post, I simply want another blog with the tag “nudity” to bump my stats up again, but thinking about it, it does bring an interesting question to the fore about the internet and the people who use it.
Since the internet exploded, we’re all aware of the power it has to spread information and people’s views. The adult industry has embraced this massively, which is well documented (great evidence is the fact that the .xxx domain could be with us VERY soon). It’s given the opportunity for people to express themselves and their enjoyments (some might say fetishes) with the world and other like-minded souls. And I think this is great, just because society say’s it’s peculiar, doesn’t mean everyone feels the same. Vive la difference!
But it does need to be watched. You can, as my blog proved yesterday, be misinterpreted and end up having children google food fights and come up with websites for food fetishes where people are having mass orgies in custard. But we can’t regulate it either. The moment we do, the freedom that the internet provides is lost and becomes the same as all other media outlets. The internet is a living breathing media outlet with no controls and no restrictions. This is the essence, the beauty of the internet but at the same time, also the dark and dangerous creature it can be.
A nice little thought to finish on……. The internet is a mirror for human kind. A beautiful, wonderful thing capable of truly astonishing and amazing things that boggle the mind, but at the exact same time capable of the most disgraceful and revolting things imaginable. Sounds like us to me!
I have just come back from a lovely holiday to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (which explains why I’ve not blogged for a while). While I was out there, I used my iPhone to blog a few times and saved it as a local draft on my phone to sync when I got back home (serious lack of internet access out there). I attached pictures and everything.
I get back to Gatwick and switch on my 3G so I could upload them all. To my dismay, all of my holiday blogs had been erased! Christ knows what happened, this is the first major disaster I’ve ever had with my iPhone.
I will endeavour to get some blogs and pics up of my travels and I’ll try to remember all the details……… But that’ll be problematic at best…..
I’ve just found this AMAZING blog on here and just reading it is taking me back to Thailand!!
Anyway, it got me to thinking about writing blogs in general. These people who write this blog I’m reading are currently back-packing round Thailand (lucky swine’s!) and are experiencing the joys of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, so of course, their blog is top-notch with pictures and anecdotes etc. But what about us with normal, everyday lives that aren’t washing elephants in a river or learning yoga in a retreat near Chang Mai? Are our writings any less interesting?
Of course, I suppose it depends on the person. I myself find it hard to write about things that don’t take my interest or if I haven’t experienced them. So, of course, I write about my life and thoughts, dull and repetitive as they may be. I look at my stats and find people do still read my blog (not a great deal mind) so someone out there in cyber land must read it and I would hope find it interesting.
I am envious of people who have these amazing lives that they can blog about. But is the grass always greener? For instance, I bet those people had to save up for over a year to pay for their travelling, meaning they pretty much had no life for that year (unless they’re mega rich). So where I get my holiday once a year, got my nice car, clothes, house etc. will they have much to return to other than their memories?