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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Unhappy? Start a blog!

From GulfNews.Com:

Revealing your innermost feelings on the internet is good for you, psychologists said today. A study of the phenomenon of blogs - or online diaries - found people writing them feel happier and more organised. "Feeling that you have a forum for expressing yourself can make a huge difference to your psychological well-being," said psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, a Big Brother analyst. "It can really help people organise their thoughts by talking about their day and give them a place to let off steam."

Unless you are between the age of 12-17. In which case, no one wants to read your MySpace angsty rants. Seriously, everything on MySpace sounds like rejected Evanescence lyrics.

I got into blogging partly because I'm a frustrated novelist, partly because I'm a loudmouth with a lot to say about the 2004 Presidential election campaign, but mostly because I want attention.

Why did you get into blogging? And why do you continue to blog?