Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Articulated Thought

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I love reading others’ posts as much as I love writing mine. Blogs, especially the ones I follow, I find deeply absorbing. There are some who perceive blogging as a big lump of inanity and frivolous talk. They obviously fail to see the transformational power of articulated thought in blog form. It is where the author turns something dull and prosaic into a very interesting and insightful read. It is where I hear sobs heaving from a despairing bosom or screams of rage, resentment and frustration finally voiced out. It is where I read posts so beautifully and earnestly written that the author was able to—borrowing Updike’s words—“transform pain into honey.”

Blogging, which is a constant articulation of one’s thoughts and feelings, is not an easy feat. It takes a fecund imagination, healthy amounts of vanity, narcissism, insecurity and self-deprecation, time to spare, ebullient creativity, some sense of personal drama, writing that comes from the deep places of the heart, the right balance of tact and candor, eye for detail, stylistic flair, maturity of insight and, above all, a passion for life.

Gleaned from the blogs I follow regularly as well as that of my own experience, blogging is, indeed, a celebration of life - the joyous and the painful; the ordinary and the extraordinary; the arbitrary and the capricious; the dark, somber and intense; the light and funny; the sacred and the profane; the usual and the unusual; the factual and the absurd.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are so good!! does it hurt? :)

Angeli said...

thank you. but good in what? :)

Kayni said...

you said it so well. i agree - blogging is a celebration of life =).

unstranger said...

Your ability to use correctly and effectively the written english is a pleasure to see.
Just keep writing, and thanks for visiting my own attempts.

Angeli said...

hello kayni.

yes, it is. :) Kayni's Corner Cafe as well as its predecessor, Kayni's Meanderings, both show how you celebrate life.

hi unstranger.

thank you. i surely will keep on writing. :)

Amelia said...

so you know any study on the link of blogging to people's personality and attitude? or the psychological effect of it?

i like the way you write and the "drama" :))

keep on writing Angeli!!!

Angeli said...

i haven't come across any study of that nature. but i'm sure there's one out there. :)

don't we all have a sense of personal drama? it's what makes our lives interesting. :)

thank you, amelia. you should keep on writing, too. :)

witsandnuts said...

Beautifully written. Blogging is indeed a saving grace. =)

fren said...

and i say... amen (to those)!:)

Angeli said...

Thank you, Wits and Fren. :)

agnes said...

beautifully written, angeli.

Angeli said...

Thank you, Agnes.

laagan said...

beautiful article. it clearly state what you want to say. good luck

Angeli said...

Thank you, Laagan.

jacqueline said...

i'm trying so hard to blog... and there were even times when i feel that i wasn't able to accurately describe the drama of my life. :(

but i'm not giving up on blogging... i'm just starting to enjoy it. :)

and yes! do keep on writing... yours is one of the few i manage to follow. :)

Angeli said...

maybe it takes practice, jac. so you must keep on writing, too. take inspiration from the "drama queen" in you. ;)

 
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