this article i read today, coming to terms with humanity’s inevitable union with machines, got me thinking. it says “it’s time to come to grips with what it means to be human in a digital environment.”
it got me thinking about blogging.
why do we blog? it’s for the sharing, for the interaction. there are plenty of blogs about blogging. but i don’t read them. i read lifestyle blogs, personal blogs. absolutely random blogs with people behind them that i think are rad. and honestly, they’re the best.
that’s why i struggled so much with defining and labeling my own blog. it doesn’t work as just a food blog, or a healthy living blog, or any other one niche type. my favorites don’t stick to one specific label, either. they share themselves, or at least a piece of themselves, with me online. i love that.
the beauty of living in a digital environment, for me, right now, is sharing things that aren’t the digital environment. (i mean sure, i love photoshop elements bad, and sometimes i share that. but you get my point.)
the writer also says at one point, “my current behaviors mirror addiction more than enlightenment.” now that’s something to keep in mind. i’ve read a lot of posts from bloggers that had to start making a conscious effort to unplug, to not let the digital world take precedence over her personal life, her 3d relationships, to not check twitter and instagram every few minutes. that’s a great point. it’s easy to get sucked in.
like the article says, the digital world we live in is changing everything about interacting, definitely. but the non-digital, personal element is what makes it worth it.
i hope you all have great weekends. i can’t wait to read about some of them.