Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The art of blogging...wait the art?

For the past 10 or something years the internet form of a log or journal to what we all know as a "Blog" has slowly gained popularity until today in 2010 it has became an normality in our lives, well to the people who have access to the interwebs so 37.4 million of us its an normality anyway.
The first sightings of a blog came around in the 1990's where it was basically a normal basic diary of users writing in them of what happens in their lives. So instead of getting a normal diary and jotting down "this and that happened" and "Oh jeez, the girl who i would die for just slapped me" users would instead type this in a Weblog and let the whole world see what they were doing...not that someone would be sad enough to log in everyday to see what some average joe done that day. It did catch on of course, people were enjoying this new found phenomenon.
Then after people started to get bored of typing online diaries of themselves, "journos" started to use blogs for their news updates and other journalist jazz and this was somewhat a breath of fresh air for users online, seeing something different other than some geezer write "Woke up, had a bit of toast, gone stabbed myself with a butter knife but im okay now" and now seeing online newspapers in a sense.
But after this users of blogs thought it would be totally wicked to start of their own journalist dreams and blog on their own findings of news and write their own reviews on basically anything to do in the media. By this stage blogging did spread like a virus and more and more users continued to type on and on about constant news and media, eventually ignoring the journalists and gaining followers of their own.
So now to this day what we're seeing now in blogging is now just random jarkin being typed up really. Like of course you still have your diary writers and your independent journalism (some of which are bloody interesting!) but in recent months and years there are now dedicated blogs to all types of topics such as music, fashion, sports, games, technology and even shops having blogs on products and jazz surrounding their own buisness. Its not neccessary sad but at times some of blogs that surround us today are just not needed and are considered a tad pointless with no intellectual merit, however are just interesting to see whats on their blog.
Blogging isnt certainly an art form of course, its just typing into a white box just like writing in a lined bit of paper, but with the thanks of tech blogs are much more interesting on whats on newspapers now due to video uploads, music uploads, flash games, image uploads and pop culture thriving on them. I feel that we all are going through a intriguing phenominon with these blogs as we can easily look through other blogs, fish out other ones that relate to our main interests and have a freedom to write whatever we wish as well as expressing ourselves in the comfort of interwebs.
I like this...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Oh hey 2 year old child, is that a cigerette in your mouth? On your 40th one this day? Never...

And i thought i heard it all, well nah im only 17, but a 2 year old baby in Indonesia smoking cigarettes?! Think that isnt bad enough? Despite this "baby" smoking he smokes 40 cancer sticks a day! This is just absolutely shocking...like i cant put my head around this, its just bloody mental. The father of this child gave him his first cigarette at 18 months! C'mon something like that should be illegal surely. Sorry but what was going through the dads thick head that made him think to give his 18 month son a cigarette, just unbelievable...like this just seems something from Family Guy or something.
The quote from the mother...
“He’s totally addicted. If he doesn’t get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.”
Great bloody parenting at its best here ladies and gents.
In a nutshell...parents are at fall for actually giving their child a cigerette, bloody idiots...poor child.

What are you scared of?

The lecturer asks us this morning...and of course everybody has to be scared of something right? Well put aside Chuck Norris, but in reality everybody is scared of something. Even if its a flock of cats or a flock of sheep there will be something that gets people creeped. Im personally scared of death (who isnt eh?), old age (again who isnt...), spiders, a random figure(s) at a distance in a really dark night if we're all out, unprovoked violence and heights i suppose.
Probably one of my most epic fears is of course death. Personally for my reasons of me scared of death is because like death is basically the final curtain call, like the end of it all and the scary fact is that we dont have a clue on what the afterlife is going to be like. It could be that same old theory of heaven and hell in which if we lived a life in sin your going to be living in fire for all eternity or if we were goodie super christians, "Saying bloody is swearing!", good for nothing grasses then your going to go to the curly gates...wait a min i mean that if you lived a honest, non sinful life then your granted to the curly gates? I think thats the catch. You know what nah...that just doesnt sound right. Im not christian (nor am i an atheist) so i choose in my own philosophy cause i dont like the occaisional religion brainwashing mm'kay? Anyway philosophy is that we live in anyway we choose, yes you do get the occaisional little demons who do run amuck but i mean just common people who do live a good life, earn a honest living, believed in anything they wanted, chose to do whatever they wanted whilst not being selfish, being somewhat of a "Ledge" to many people and on their deathbed say as their last words "I lived such an amazing life..." When we do die i feel that if your life has felt worth living then your granted to a place a wee bit like heaven...only without the christianess of it, like a constant 24/7 enternity funfest and live in the afterlife in peace and harmony forever really.
Anyway yeah that in spiders...dislike the buggers, arachnophobia isnt good if im being honest.
Live life, you get me.