I don't know how to start this.
I had a conversation with a couple people earlier (vague conversation is vague). We were planning a philosophy gathering/discussion thing, anyway, not the point. I started talking about my blogging life which has become somewhat stagnant in the past couple months and one of these two people asked me why I blogged.
And I sat there staring, with a quizzical look in my eye, trying to figure it out. Since then, in an attempt to be more thoughtful and critical, I've actually tried to think about this a lot lately. Why blog in a public space when an email could do the same basic functions of three people communicating random and not so random moments of life and fascination and feelings from frustration to anticipation? What does this platform have to offer us, other than some self indulgent feeling of significance?
It's quite possible I'm being overly cynical about this and that there is value to this public space where we post all these fleeting thoughts but could someone help me out here? What do you get out of this being a blog, rather than three people emailing each other several times a week?
Philosophy can be so consuming. Once it gets a hold of you, you can't escape until you've examined every detail of your existence. And I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just that it can shake a lot of foundations which can be exhausting to constantly deal with.