Monday, December 18, 2006

I'm just lazy

I've been having trouble posting lately so I found Atari's post on posting from Thursday quite interesting. I definitely don't put as much thought as he does into my posts. A big part of that is plain laziness. I had to laugh in University when we did the Meyers-Briggs personality type tests and mine came back with this description "ISTP's are often perceived as being lazy when in reality they are just being efficient by saving energy for meaningful tasks,". It's true that when I am doing a task I like to do it in the most efficient way I know how but that hardly excuses the fact that I'm lazy. Another reason I'm having trouble posting is I can't decide what to write about. When I started my blog it was more just to become a part of something. I had been reading other people's blogs for a while and didn't feel right about just lurking or posting random comments. I think people like to have an idea of who is posting comments on their blogs. A big part of blogging for me is reading other blogs. That's why I enjoy a wide variety. I like blogs that mostly recount daily happenings with a humorous twist for the entertainment value, I like blogs that delve into personal issues and histories because it helps me to understand other people better as well as myself, and I also like blogs that discuss issues because it makes me think about the bigger issues and consider different points of view. So one of the reasons I started blogging was because I felt it was only fair that I offer something for others to read. It might not be very good but at least I'm not just consuming without giving back.
The trouble with deciding what to write has to do with the different types of posts that one can write. I could write about daily occurrences but I'm a much better listener than storyteller. I don't find my life all that exciting or so I can just imagine what you would think. There's only so many times you can write about who fell asleep before whom while battling Apocalypse's forces with your mutant abilities. While I certainly enjoy hanging out playing PS2, it doesn't exactly make for a riveting post. I have a general interest in current political and sociological events so I could write about them but that would involve effort. Quite often I'll read something and will feel like writing a commentary on it but the article often isn't enough to base an entire post on. I like to have supporting documentation to support my opinion on the topic and that requires more work. This is where the ISTP part of me kicks in and says "You know, there really are more efficient ways of spending your time. Like reading other people's blogs,". The other option is to write about personal issues. This is problematic for two reasons. First, there's not very much history to tell (you're watching history in the making). And secondly, any issues that I am dealing with are still on going and I haven't reached any conclusions in my own mind let alone putting them in writing. That's another trait I have as an introvert. Introverts tend to analyze things internally and then share once a conclusion has been reached where extroverts tend to share and discuss as a way of reaching a conclusion.
Another reason I don't like writing a lot is because I tend to babble. Which is exactly what has happened here. What started out as an introduction has morphed into a full blown post. I'll have to write about what I was originally going to sometime this week.

3 Comments:

Blogger Skybar said...

Blogs kinda make a life of their own I am finding. I am just not as interested in my new blog as I was in my old one. Even though it's just webspace, somehow my last blog had a different feel. Maybe it's my mind frame I don't know. Interesting how things change.

12/19/06, 7:13 AM  
Blogger Skybar said...

SO what your saying is you don't like playing PS2? It's just routine. Fine then! I won't put you thru that torture anymore. We can sit and knit in silence instead. I guess I can't relate as I am the ENSP or something on that test. Basically the ones who make good leaders and who speak up or discuss to come to conclusions. Too much other stuff going on in my head to internalize.

12/19/06, 2:21 PM  
Blogger Matty said...

You were obviously too busy externalizing to read my post. I said I DO enjoy hanging out playing PS2. I was merely saying that people might get bored hearing about it week after week.
It's not like we play enough for me to get bored anyways what with all the cooking and cleaning behind fridges and laundry. Just kidding Jeff. It's hard to have deep conversations while playing PS2 so all the other stuff is good and it makes me feel at home.

12/19/06, 8:29 PM  

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