Uninteresting

It has recently occurred to me that I’m not a very interesting person. I don’t do small talk, I’m awkward in social situations, and I rarely have anything to say that I believe anybody want would want to hear about. With nothing to write about, it makes me question my decision to have a blog.

Until I recall all the times I’ve felt like I have had something worthwhile to say, yet have just let those thoughts sizzle out. Circle the drain. Die. Instead of having a blog to write about things I think other people might find interesting, I’m going to start having a blog to write about things I find interesting. If anything I have to say piques anybody else’s interest for some quirky reason, then that’s nice, I guess. However, I’m also just as comfortable with an audience of one: Me.

If nothing else, I’ll be able to look back in time and see how I have changed throughout the course of my life. After all, without a vantage point in life—something to compare to—how does one gauge their own personal (lack of) progress?

From now on, my blog is going to be a record of my personal journey toward realizing my aspirations, whether the steps to get there are interesting or not. While I will attempt to keep unfiltered “stream of consciousness” stuff to a minimum, I make no promises. Because in the end, my blog is my Shrine to Me, and what I say on my blog goes… on my blog. (Bear with me; I’m still getting my blog legs.)

Stay marginally interested in what I have to say, my voyeur friends.

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    • Jeri
    • August 20th, 2011 5:55am

    Hello Chris,

    In my opinion, a blog/journal is for the person writing it...it doesn't, or shouldn't, matter if others find it or you interesting or not. But it's human nature; we hope at least 1 person would be interested in reading what we have to say.

    We're alike in the fact I too, have had things to say and let 'em fizzle out. A lot of times I'm either too lazy to write 'em down or I would think who the hell cares. But for someone who has always wanted to be a writer I, too, need to write and I need to keep a journal as well. Even if it's babble. lol We all have something great within us, sometimes it just takes getting it out on paper to see it.

    I used to collect quotes back in the day and every time I think I have nothing interesting to say I remember this quote,

    "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."

    -Oscar Wilde

    I think I found another cool quote too in your post...

    On Keeping a Blog: "If nothing else, I’ll be able to look back in time and see how I have changed throughout the course of my life. After all, without a vantage point in life—something to compare to—how does one gauge their own personal (lack of) progress?" ~ Christopher Parker

    I love it!

    So, I have to disagree with you about something...never think you're uninteresting, because you are interesting. Some people might not be interested in the subject but there are people who ARE interested. That's something I have to remember as well when writing. I've always thought people would hate it...and I'm right, they will. But I have to know there are people out there who will love it...and it's those people, besides myself, I write for.

    Good job, Parker...keep it up!

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