When i decided to blog i knew i have to write as anonymous, having an identity would limit myself from writing personal things about family, friends, myself and my surrounding. In most post where i have talked about personal matters i make sure that i don’t reveal the identity because google can lead to exact blog with some keyword combinations..
After completing around 120 posts till date, i don’t feel as if i m anonymous, i believe the anonymous blogger takes on an identity, an identity in the minds of the readers which gets reflected back to the blogger and as the blogger keeps on blogging he realises that now he has an identity and he gets confined by its limitations. I write within the limitations of my new identity that has got created among the readers, the expectations of the readers dictate my choice of subjects (lol i m taking as if i have many readers, who expect something,, but i m talking in general) . I have never been an expert in any field, there is no such thing in which i am very good at, i m rather average at everything, so there is no specific theme to what i write, i just write whatever comes to my mind.
When i look at this whole social network, blogging, second life thing it seems that we are in constant search of finding ourselves but on a different platform, in earlier times we might have gone to woods in search of the truth but today we just search thru the wilderness that internet has become, in the haze of information we often get lost and sometimes we find purpose. we begin to express ourselves in blogs to create an identity by showing our skills, our thoughts and disclosing our daily life. we want to make our life public, we are trying to be like famous people without a private life, everyone knows everything about them.. we want our identity to be famous.. we want the world to know us. We talk about privacy on one hand and on other we are ready to update our details minute by minute on twitter and status messages.. What fun do we get by telling other what we are doing, seriously what do we want by wasting time at blogs, may be we are not satisfied with real life, or may be we are moving on to a next level.. a slow progress towards virtual reality where physical existence doesn’t matter. If you have been to secondlife.com and have been there for enuf time one would really start questioning about reality, and its purpose.
I think we are at a point where we would eventually realise what MAYA actually is, but at a different level with the help of technology..