Friday, March 06, 2009

Why I Keep My Blog Postings Short (a study in the socio-anthropological existence of chi too)

Me : What the hell is twitter?
You : Well it's like a status update thing.
Me : Oh
You : Well, your blog is like twitter

Yes, It has been said that my blog entries are so short, they might as well just be status updates. Well... perhaps they could be status updates, but they probably are not. Whatever you would like it to be, it nonetheless fulfills the very condition that is required for it to qualify as a blog. That being me calling it a blog when I say things like 'No, I don't have a blog' which is my attempt to deny the existence of having a blog. Attempts to deny existence (when knowledge of existence exists) is proof itself of existence. Hence, I have a blog. And because I claim that I have a blog, then this must then be considered a blog.

So for now, the first point is clarified... I have a blog.

However, this is a problematic line of reasoning as I am not here to argue the existence (or validity of my blog) as such arguments would be redundant due to the fact that you are currently reading my blog... and this is an indisputable truth; I am here to explain to you why my blog postings are so short. So short that many would dispute the issue that the contents that makes up this blog does not qualify it as a blog. However, by me stating the previous sentence would then make this a blog as I have consistently, hitherto, refer to this blog as a blog. I could easily refer to 'tentative working title' as a journal, a book, a painting, a novel, an installation, a table lamp, a post it note, or even as a blue spotted stingray; but I choose to refer to it as 'a blog'. Hence it is thus considered a blog.

Consider the following hypothetical situation. "I see you in public one day and I tell you 'Hey, you should come and pet my cat at http://hyperbolica.blogspot.com'". In this case, you can then conclude that this is not a blog, but a cat. However, there exist a metaphysical quandary here as cats (like all living beings) must exists on a physical plane (its disputable, but since this is not an argument on metaphysics, the rest of this blog entry will be written with that as a common assumption). Since the internet is not a physical plane, then the cat must not exist. One of course can claim that this cat is a virtual cat, hence its existence in the cyberspace... however, If that was the case I would have stated 'Hey, you should come and pet my virtual cat at http://hyperbolica.blogspot.com', but I did not. I deliberately stated 'Hey, you should come and pet my cat at http://hyperbolica.blogspot.com' which would imply that it is a real cat. However, this is a flawed statement as it defies the laws of metaphysics. On top of that, considering that the situation is hypothetical anyway, it is therefore irrelevant and pointless.

So for now, it is once again clarified that this is a blog.

Now it is time for me to deal with the real issue at hand. Why do I keep my blog postings so short?

The answer is simple... linguistic economics, and the fact that I don't have much to say.

It boggles my mind as to how people can have so much to say when all that they have to say is either pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above. How could one assume or naively believe that anyone of sound mind would be interested in such trite opinions?

What more, it boggles my mind further when all people have to say are about events surrounding their lives which is usually either pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above.

To make matters worse, everyone seems to assume otherwise. What is the point when they keep saying the same things. Things that are pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above.

This is why I have nothing much to say, chances are what I might say to you would really be pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above. However, many would dispute this (myself included, and yourself perhaps) as it has been said by many (myself included, and perhaps yourself) that this is a fountain of knowledge. One for whom who drinks of it would attain a higher level of consciousness. Thus, it cannot be said that this blog is pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above. For anything that is pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above, can only cause one to attain a higher level of unconsciousness; and since you are still conscious, whatever that has been said so hitherto must then be true.

It is this pursuit of truth that emboldens me to be as brief and succinct as possible at all times. It is my belief that if one is incapable of saying everything within 3 short lines (preferably in the array of 5 syllables - 7 syllables - 5 syllables), then it must therefore be pointless, uninteresting, unimportant, stupid, conceited, contrived, useless, shallow, too deep (to a point where comprehension is impossible), a combination of a few of the above, or a combination of all of the above.

I hope this answers your questions (even if you did not ask in the first place... I forgive you). This is why I keep my blog postings short.

1 comment:

Ladybird said...

i think i still like it short
:)