I never normally do this either.
But here I was, complaining about blog comments being scarce in general, and an actual deep conversation emerges, et voila!
Note: Me and practically all my friends can be morbid, pessimistic and harsh. Don't let that scare you. We don't bite. Hard.
Me: *fidgets* Why don't people comment on things? D;
Me: Makes you feel like you're typing for yourself D; (which is the case, but eh)
Friend: Like what?
Me: Blog xD
Friend: That's why I stopped blogging.
Friend: Waste of time.
Friend: Writing an old fashioned diary is better in that respect.
Me: I keep that, too.
Friend: Mostly people only skim over blogs.
Me: Yes. So do I.
Me: But I still comment. xD So..
Friend: It's because online, all normal social conventions go out the window.
Friend: If you were sitting in the same room as someone and they told you a story (aka a blog entry) they wouldn't listen to half of it, then walk away saying nothing.
Friend: Apart from a select few like you, who actually know what being human is online and offline.
Me: I'm not human either on or off, but yes, your point's valid.
Me: Which is a shame. xD
Friend: It's like the line from the end of Mr. Roboto
Friend: Machines to save our lives, machines dehumanise.
Friend: Technology is breaking society, that's just my view.
Friend: We live in a material SMS generation.
Me: That's sounds really scary.
Me: Sad thing that it makes me think it's beautiful blog material? n.n;;;
Me: Well. Writing material, really. But then I'm always writing.
Friend: That's fine. But now anyone can write. Anyone can share their thoughts. With anyone.
Friend: But no one really cares about what anyone else thinks, really.
Me: I do? But then I'm weird.
Friend: Well, that's the point. Maybe back in the day, only someone like you (if you pursued it) would be writing stuff for people to read. But now everyone is doing it.
Friend: Even people who type u instead of you.
Me: 'i no' xD
You know what's also scary?
That it's not just writing. Photography is just as much done "by anyone", now that you can take pictures and videos with all semi-modern mobile, laptop and camera out there, and you can upload those to so many sites x.x
Still appreciate people following/reading this blog at all, don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful. Really.
Also: I'm hungry.
I think that's all. For now.