On the audience

I’m not trying to hate, but I’m thinking of starting a blog except the only reason I can think of for blogging, even anonymously, as opposed to just keeping a personal journal, is narcissism. I still might do it. Thoughts?

Unless you have a built-in audience for your blog, keeping a personal journal is a distinction without a difference. Either can be (and often is) an exercise in narcissism.

As you make your decision, consider this: The audience for a personal journal is your own reflection, while the audience for a blog is (presumably) other people.

Question: Which endeavor is more narcissistic?

Answer: The one written by a narcissist.


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