One of the most important things that blogging has taught me, is that people everywhere are quite the same. Fundamentally, that is. Whether it is a female blogger or a male blogger, the reasons behind blogging and the processes are very much similar.
It’s when a person has so much to say and not enough audience that he/she turns to blogging. The people around them may love them to bits. But they just need people other than those to comment and understand them. Yes, the basic need of a blogger is to be understood.
Men generally tend to discuss social, economic, political issues. Sometimes imaginary stories are woven and sometimes anecdotes with colleagues and friends are shared. Other’s experiences are generally what you will find in these blogs. Rarely will you be able to find out anything about the personal life of the blogger until and unless it is explicitly mentioned in his profile or if you are friends with him on a personal level. And I am not talking about which industry they work in or which in which country they reside.
Women generally tend to express a lot more of their personal side on the blog. Even if the topics are socio, economic or political issues, it’s always about the first hand experience or personal thoughts. They put it in a safe way so as not to create a situation to receive brickbats. The reason why these women hate brickbats, at least I think so, is because it affects them in more ways than one. They are the more sensitive gender and find it hard to relax until the issue has settled down. She carries the burden of the entire house/world/family/work on her shoulder. She needs a balancing act. And an added arena for fight is totally unneeded for her. Her blog is her breath of fresh air. No room in it for anything else.
I blog because I love the idea of my thoughts being displayed on a screen, and I love it when people comment on them. Its more personal than most blogs I have visited. But then again, that’s how I am. I am a Compulsive Personal Blogger (CPB). It’s just a need to write and express and show off. Its small things like these that make or break a day. And life is just that, a day after a day and waiting for another day to come tomorrow. And the brickbats, two teenagers and a Taurean husband can do wonders on that front.
Why do you blog? Are you a CPB too?