While surfing, yesterday, I was on Margalit’s blog and read her post about her Johari Window. It is a “window” revealing how others see you. I thought it was interesting…yes, I was the social psych. major. I know.
Then, today I was on M@’ blog (an online friend) and he raised some interesting questions. When do people stop being strangers and how has the definition of a stranger changed with technology? How well do we know our online friends and do we know them better than our “real life” friends? It is a really great post. Please go read it and you will understand even better why his post influenced me to write this post.
I kinda started thinking. How do all of you see me? Do I come across like I do in “real life”? Isn’t my blog “real life”? You see how this can be complicated.
Well, how can I know how you all see me? I will combine Margalit’s and M@’s posts into one. I will ask all of you, my good online friends, that read and have came to know me through From my French window to play a little game.
Please, go to my Johari Window (positive) and my Nohari Window (all heartless and negative…don’t worry I can take it ;) I am a big girl) and take a few moments to participate in this interesting (I hope) experiment. I would like to see if the online me is anything like the offline me. Do you see me as my offline friends and family see me? Am I not the same person?
I will be happy to share with you afterwards if you all are even close…what is the same and what is different.
If anyone else wants to do this let me know in the comments box or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post a link to your post here.
In my opinion, blogs are changing the world.
Update: I have decided to make this post my Thinking Thursday post. I think it is a good one. All I need to do is expand on it a bit.
I started thinking about Connie’s blog and how her posts are always informative and cheerful to read. She is the most proactive person I know. Yet, she has an energy that makes me want to join her and not hide from her. I love reading her blog as well as many others (you will find these in my blogroll) that have helped me adapt to living in France and not feeling so isolated in a country where I can barely speak the language. I have blogs that I read from all over the world and I love it.
Let me ask you how blogs have influenced you and your life. Have you made friends online and have you seen the world differently because of a blog or blogs? What do you think about all this blogging stuff? Is blogging changing the world? Do blogs have power? Are the bloggers we read who we think they are?
Feel free to add to my list of questions or add your reflections and thoughts on blogging.