I came across an article once that said most bloggers are narcissistic and that they had an air of self-importance (I can't remember if the writer was male or female but he/she labeled it 'Narcissistic Blog Disorder'). While I do agree that my blog is all about 'me' and 'my life' and 'my interests', I don't feel that I am any more important than anyone else, nor do I feel my blog has given me a sense of self-importance (not any more than I felt before I started blogging anyway).
The article also went on to say that the writer found most bloggers devoid of empathy. I hope that's not me. I think that I have understanding, sympathy, and compassion for others. And I know all my blogger friends are definitely NOT devoid of empathy. They are some of the most understanding, sympathetic, and compassionate people that I have ever had the pleasure to know.
The writer also complained that most bloggers were opinionated. Well, of course we have opinions about different subjects and we voice those opinions, but I don't think that makes us narrow-minded or opinionated! I find most bloggers to be open to comments and accepting of different viewpoints. Once in awhile we might go off intensely about a certain subject we feel strongly about, and we may be opinionated on one or two topics, but I don't ever think opinionated is the whole of us or our blogs.
But I did get to thinking about a 'challenge' the writer had for bloggers, and that was to post without using the words 'I', 'me', 'my' or 'mine'. Hmmmm. That's going to be very hard for me to do when I am blogging about my life, and my family, and my friends, and my experiences, and my wants, and my desires, and my dreams, and my likes, and my dislikes (hey, this blog does sound kind of narcissistic!).
I am going to challenge myself to blog about anything except myself at least once a week. Unfortunately, even though I won't use the words 'I', 'me', 'my', or 'mine', the post will be about something that is of interest to me!
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