I felt I should start this brand new experience with a disclaimer: I hate blogs.
You see my problem.
Blogs are just about the epitome of everything that drives me nuts about... the internet. Let us take, for instance, the "selfie". Ain't nobody taking selfies for themselves. Every time I log on to Facebook, I'm assaulted by overly-made-up and -filtered portraits of people I've met maybe a few times. Other than that I need to sort out what is happening with my News Feed thang, what does this tell us? It tells us that people are egotistical jerkfaces.
People are annoying, and it's obviously incredibly frustrating that smarter annoying people have come up with ways for folks to broadcast their pictures and "thoughts" so easily. What is the point of blogs? I don't quite get them, clearly... Fantastic, you have a place to display your thoughts on things. Maybe on one particular topic. Maybe on Nutella.
I'll be honest, I just Googled "what is a blog". And I was not disappointed! I uncovered all these intellectual-sounding articles written by bloggers on why they blog. Such drivel. So inane. And not a one was under four pages! What on earth were they saying? I think there was the history of the blog in there... somewhere. No, thank you. I've taken too many classes on this crap.
My theory is that a blog is just what we call a website that has no real purpose (or a purpose-less page on a real website, as the case may be). Blogs don't particularly aim to educate, usually, they don't really try to sell you things, they aren't really social networking sites. I suppose they're just the leftovers. They're just where we put our crap when we want it out there, but don't know of a better way to do it. Huzzah!
I'm not sure what to call this, if not a "blog". So be it. A "blog" it is! Whatever that means.