For those who don't know me, and thus appreciate my ramblings and nonsense, I suspect this blog is none too interesting. After all, I present no strong opinions, I don't write about things that might upset people, and I don't have a topic, a red thread that I follow.
Am I as shallow as my blog?
I would like to think not.
Of course I would like to think not.
I am filled with strong opinions about this or that. But at some point it seems I stopped expressing these views. What happened? Did I stop caring, or did I merely realise noone listens?
Yet I find that I have strong opinions about most things. Sometimes so strong that I feel a surge of adrenaline as I realise that other people have differing opinions or refuses to see the good sense of mine (or are unable to do so due to their own stupidity). Crass, but honest. I am not perfect. Yet I think everyone should be allowed to express their own views. But never, never, inflict their views on others that might differ. Discussion is good, however. You might convince one person in a crowd that you are right, and if that person also convinces one, and so on, you might win the world over. Or?
I stopped discussing too.
Or rather, I only discuss with people I know do not have conflicting views on the things that matter to me. So that we can all agree together. Safe in my little world. I carefully probe people around me to find out what they think, before expressing myself too strongly.
I have been thinking about this a while, thinking about what to do with my blog. It strayed from being a place to post photographs, to a collection of random musings.
What triggered me to write about it just today? Maybe merely that there is time, a sunday morning, waiting for the washing machine to finish so I can hang my laundry.
So what should I do? Write posts with strong opinions? Can I still present a case, the way I was able to ten years ago? Am I still a strong enough writer, able to find the words and sentences needed?
Would you even read it?
Maybe I should just find a test with questions. Are you for or against abortion, what do you think about burning charcoal for electricity? Should we ban cars, is the road toll in Stockholm a good idea? What do you think of the new government, do you believe in God? Do making war have any sense behind it, or is it merely destructive?
And then I could post all the results here, together with test results telling what I think of hip hop, 50ies fashion, a book I read last week, and horror movies (which I hate, by the way).
Safe and easy.
Will you read it? Do you care?