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Hey just wanted to know if people actually have blogs, or is it more of an American thing. If you've got a blog I just thought it would be good if people would add there sites here. Feel free to visit mine see my sig.
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I wouldn't say blogs are only an American thing, they're much more universal nowadays
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Yeah, they're everywhere. I love reading them, except the "we went asda today and bought dog food for Rover and he liked it and then we watched X Factor" or the "I hate life, no-one understands me" ones.
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I'm the same, I like the creative ones!
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I kept a blog until about a month ago, when I realised I was getting much too serious in it and decided to stop.
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I've been blogging in different forms for around four years, this is the latest and longest-lasting;

Euphoric Dystopia.

I know a fair few of my friends started blogs and then couldn't be bothered to updates... As for me, I've had a few dramas in the past - I was stupid enough to name (and criticise) teachers at my school on my blog. I called my Drama teacher fat, my English teacher sexy (he really wasn't) and my head of year a nazi. Whoops.

So really, you have to be very careful about what you say.
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They're not American - I've had a LiveJournal since January 2004...
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Whenever I'm bored and providing I have something to say I might write something on the one that comes with MySpace. Not usually thought-provoking deep stuff because it's mainly just to tell people about what I've been doing not how I feel on the economic situation in Bolivia.
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I have had a couple but they lasted no longer than a few weeks...
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(Original post by CrayolaLimitedEdition)
Yeah, they're everywhere. I love reading them, except the "we went asda today and bought dog food for Rover and he liked it and then we watched X Factor" or the "I hate life, no-one understands me" ones.
I hate those too.

I keep a blog about my thoughts on various topics because I'd like to go back in 20 years and see how I've changed.
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I'm trying to start one as a major part of a new personal website. I'm aiming for it to be more article based than typical diary-blog stuff.

Unfortunately, I'm bone-idle, so it's not coming along very quickly.
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I've never understood the point of personal blogs detailing a random person's daily activities and/or opinions on various things.

I ran a political blog for a while but decided to stop. It started taking up too much time, attracted only the most extreme examples of society and had little or no impact.
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I've never understood the point of personal blogs detailing a random person's daily activities and/or opinions on various things.
Because when a group of you all have blogs, posting an opinion on something is like having a discussion down the pub about it with your friends, except it's online (cos maybe they're far away and you can't go to a real pub).

Also, my blog is also a diary, I write what I did in it, for the same reasons people write personal diaries. I like having a record of what I've done in my life. It's awesome - I can go to my LJ archive and look up what I was doing in the first week of March in 2005 and it'll be there. Without looking, I haven't got a clue what I was doing then. So without a diary whatever I did that week is kinda lost. Cos I can't remember it.
But since I have been writing my life down for years it's really cool just to know what I've done looking back from the future.

Diary-writing is compulsive and the practice goes back hundreds of years - now people do it on computers, for convenience (I use the private entry function on LJ as well as shared entries with friends).
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(Original post by Zoecb)
Because when a group of you all have blogs, posting an opinion on something is like having a discussion down the pub about it with your friends, except it's online (cos maybe they're far away and you can't go to a real pub).

Also, my blog is also a diary, I write what I did in it, for the same reasons people write personal diaries. I like having a record of what I've done in my life. It's awesome - I can go to my LJ archive and look up what I was doing in the first week of March in 2005 and it'll be there. Without looking, I haven't got a clue what I was doing then. So without a diary whatever I did that week is kinda lost. Cos I can't remember it.
But since I have been writing my life down for years it's really cool just to know what I've done looking back from the future.

Diary-writing is compulsive and the practice goes back hundreds of years - now people do it on computers, for convenience (I use the private entry function on LJ as well as shared entries with friends).
OK but your friends aren't random people, or are they?
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I love reading other people's blogs! I've had mine for a few years, and I've written something every day, it's quite boring, but fun to look back and see what you were doing 1 or 2 years ago! Here.
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(Original post by UniOfLife)
OK but your friends aren't random people, or are they?
Some of my LJ friends are my RL friends (most, in fact), + some that I added because we have similar interests etc. Some people I have added THEN met. eg. a few years ago I added someone with the same interests and now we ended up at the same uni doing a couple of the same classes and are friends in RL...
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(Original post by Zoecb)
Some of my LJ friends are my RL friends (most, in fact), + some that I added because we have similar interests etc. Some people I have added THEN met. eg. a few years ago I added someone with the same interests and now we ended up at the same uni doing a couple of the same classes and are friends in RL...
Cool. I guess it's a way of making friends but seems redundant with things like facebook around.
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Well this was years before facebook... lol.
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I used to have a blog, milkntwoplease on blogspot, which was basically rants and gossip from work & med school, gave it up when I realised I didn't have the imagination or the effort to write regularly.
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