Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Identity Crisis(ito)

I don’t like it when people blog about blogging. It feels too circular. But, I guess it’s inevitable:

I think I am going through a mini blog identity crisis. Here are the three problems:
  1. What should my blog look like? I have made numerous, drastic changes to the design of my blog since its inception about 7 weeks ago. This is definitely a visible indicator of my blog’s inner turmoil. The only constant part has been the name which is so random and noncommittal that sticking to it isn’t too much of an accomplishment. :-)
  2. What is the point of my blog anyway? I was primarily inspired by two friends’ blogs and the way that they make me feel closer to them despite the miles separating us. With friends and family scattered across the world, I thought it would be fun to share scattered snippets of my life with them. Plus, I thought it would be plain old fun to look back over the weeks, months, maybe even years of memories. So, for the past weeks, I have posted whatever struck my fancy that day resulting in a blog that truly lives up to its name. My little snippets are scattered across topics ranging from food to music to faith to school to hobbies. Isn’t that a little too crazy? But, then again, it is a true indication of what goes on in this little noggin’ of mine.
  3. I feel straight up uncomfortable having my stuff on the internet. At first, it was fun to watch my little blog get hits, but as the hits climbed to 100, 200, 300, and beyond, I started to feel uncomfortable not knowing who on earth was reading it! When I see hits in Japan, Netherlands Antilles, and Canada, (I think) I know exactly which friends and family are reading it. But, Denmark?! And the UK?! I don’t think I am friends with any Danish or British people. Correct me if I am wrong.
So all that goes to say: I am not quitting on this blogging thing. I’m just confused. We shall see what this little hobby evolves into…

Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, criticisms, or advice on any of the above!


  1. Awww Kwisthie, please don't quit =) I love your snippets about music and faith and fuzzy pumpkins! click click click from Japan!!!

  2. Well, what it should look like? You can make a different design for each page—and thus match the post content with the design. See OK, so Jason is a web designer… I just thought I'd make things more complicated for you.
    The heart of the matter is the content, really. What to blog about? I've never had one because I don't think I have anything to say to the Interwebs on a regular basis. I see your logic for having a blog, but yes, you do need to get your head around the media exposure thing. I'd say, before you write, think: This stuff is going to be archived even if I take it down afterwards (you're familiar with, right?) And read by people I've never met. So, what will I write? and how will I put it?


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