Twofish's Blog

July 20, 2006

The freedom of apathy

Filed under: information architecture, personal — twofish @ 11:51 pm

For the past several days, I’ve been blogging about some important personal issues in my life. I just stepped back, and I realized that most people don’t care most of what I wrote. That’s a tremendously liberating realization.It means I can say what I think and I don’t have to worry too much about my audience, because most people don’t care, or you care about certain parts of my existence. You might care about my views on the Chinese economy or the University of Phoenix, but you could care less about what I think about the “fairy princess.” Or vice versa, you can care a lot of what I think about being a father, and could care less about my opinions on the Chinese economy. Or you want to know my opinions on ghosts.

That means that a lot of this is self-filtering. I just need to get the tags right. I can say deeply important personal things about my accident and my chronic pain, and if it matters to you, you can read it. If it doesn’t matter to you, and you just want my thoughts on UoP, you can skip to that, and avoid my ramblings in other areas.

But the one that you need to keep in mind is that in my world all of these issues are connected.  Dealing with my chronic pain influences my thoughts on the Chinese economy, and what I think about the University of Phoenix is also connected to my thoughts on being a father.  The nice thing about the blog format is that you can pick the pieces that you want, ignore the one’s that you don’t, and then integrate that into whatever weird combinations make you, you.

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