Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Space Between...myspace and MY space

Is dangerous.
It's actually not just myspace. It's "social networking" - a blur of pictures, comments, statuses, pokes, and NO context. Photos posted that have captured a second of candid activity, that can in one second more cast an impression that hurts someone. A status or mood update that can be obsolete or even an all out lie a second later. A "super poke" that others view as super loaded with hidden meaning. Hidden friends, top friends, hottest friends - not really friends. And it's all there - for the world - or at least your "friends" to see.
Could be you catch wind of a gathering of friends you were not invited to, see photos that portray a friend or family member in a way you disapprove of...whatever.
I guess it comes down to how much stock you put in it. I have had several of these unpleasant online experiences lately and so I place great stock in them, right now. But really isn't the internet all about "right now" anyway? The trick is to not let myspace (or the like) pollute my space. I signed up for those sites in an effort to reconnect with old friends and share photos of my kids...I can do that without "social networking".
And so I'm done for now. It's time to let the space between myspace and my space grow bigger for a while.
And here's to filling that space, with quality, real things - not an abundance of virtual things.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Space and the world

Is getting smaller.
I've been considering starting a blog for a few weeks. Ever since I had to write one for work actually. I could feel the benefit and the lift it gave me to share my thoughts, even if there was no guarantee anyone would read them. Plus the added bonus of being able to really think out what I'm going to say, be able to say everything I need to without being interrupted, and being able to take a thought to completion with out it turning into something about some one else. These thoughts all greatly appeal to me, so I thought I would give this a try.

I haven't even decided if I'm going to tell anyone it's out there yet.

I decided to call it "The Space Between" because in so many ways I find myself walking a fine line in a space between two sides, or two things, or two thoughts. And so many times, when I get in the space between...I wish I could just stop for a minute and talk things out. Or on the other hand, I might observe the space between two things, or two ideas...and just need to get out how I feel about that stuff.

I'm not saying this blog is going to be mind blowing, or ground breaking, or earth shattering, or even interesting. It's something I'm trying as a form of expression and outlet and to help me navigate the spaces in my life.