An interesting thing occured on Monday, November 24th: One of the legendary web 2.0 digerati apologized.
But it got me thinking about something that I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about yet, especially considering some of “craziness” I’ve experienced through the interwebs.
Blogging, for most part and for many is a one-way street. It’s a digital megaphone to the public. It’s a personal soapbox and a electronic pulpit. It’s a place where apologies aren’t required.
But that’s if you hold the aforementioned definition of “blogging” to be true.
And for some, it is. For others, like myself, blogging is about relationships. You see, I’m more interested in using my blogs to build relationships with other people instead of making sure that my own voice can be heard in the blogospheric galaxy.
And just like in real relationships, things get tough: Feelings get hurt, things get twisted and go all Robbie Williams on you (read: “Misunderstood“). People get passionate and emotional, people get upset and say things they don’t really mean, people sin.
All this means is that people have to learn to apologize, and do it on their blog.
So when was the last time you used your blog as a digital confessional?