Saturday, 1 June 2013

Written Snapshot

I was having a conversation with the guy I declared dead a few blogs ago, that’s right he’s alive....or a zombie, either way I was having a conversation with Zombie Man and he said something intriguing. He said he enjoys reading my blogs because he likes learning what makes me tick. In that same conversation he also made a comment about me having some “strong points of view” and all that got me thinking about the random comments I get on blogs that I wrote years ago.

Now I’m not going to deny having a strong point of view, anyone who has read any of my blogs can tell you that, it’s a common blogger trait however like most bloggers those views change, sometimes over a long period of time with the input of new information or other time it just takes me pressing the publish button.   

A blog is like a written snapshot; what you read is that person's outlook at that exact second in their life. 10 seconds later everything may have changed. That doesn’t make what you’re reading any less valid, that’s just life. And I think it’s hard for a lot of readers to understand that.

And as a blogger it’s hard to find people that understand that. I will always take my imaginary hat off to Mr. X, I have called that man every name in the book and I think I even made up a few and he doesn’t react to it. He understands the blogging thing. That said, he should understand it because he’s also a blogger.

I find it tedious to deal with comments on blogs that are years old because I’m no longer in that mind space, and in some cases I just don’t care anymore, I obviously cared at some point however now I’m older, wiser (maybe) and those topics, worries and thoughts have been replaced with new ones that are more recent in memory.

As for Zombie Man I am sure there is a lot to be learned about me from my blog, however how much of it is still valid and makes sense outside my crazy head is up for debate.

Let me leave you with this question, is it possible to find that “snapshot” understanding with someone who isn’t a blogger? Let me know in the comment box below and as always stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch 


  1. First off, i'd like to say that i love your blog!

    You just had a fight with your mother, you write a post called "I hate my mother". It is obvious that you don't necessarily hate your mom, but at this very moment you did. Everybody understands the concept of "snapshot"

    However I think that writing demands precision and sound judgement on the part of the writer. What you write will forever be part of a record that may be used against you, to judge you or to praise you. You may prise yourself out of any words that you spoke, by saying that those words were misquoted. But not so with writing as the written words may come back to haunt you in future, which implies you have to be more exact in your writings

    1. I don't think there is a way to be exact. We are humans, not science. Pissed off one day at someone doesn't mean pissed off forever at that person, but it can be so easily taken the wrong way and used the wrong way by a tierce person. Words can be taken out of context so easily anyways, so I don't worry about it.

    2. I don't think you can never be exact when it comes to writing, that's the beauty in the art form. You can capture the moment perfectly but it'll always be from one person's point of view. The person next to you may see things completely different.

      I think if you focus too much on the thought of being perfect or worrying about being miss quoted your writing can become disingenuous and manufactured. It loses all the charm that makes people actually want to sit and read it.

    3. It is like trying to be objective when trying. You can try, but you can never achieve being 100%objective because one's brain has been influenced in so many way the second he/she was born. Whether it is the social class in which you were born, the country were you were raised, the school you attended to, all of it has influenced you in so many ways without you realising it, so as much as you want to try to be objective you can't.

  2. I think I get it :) what do you think? LMAO

    1. lol I know you get, now if only you could grow a penis my problem would be solved lol :-P

    2. That's what I always say;)

  3. But I want morning sex, and you don't! LMAO