Break on through to the other side

December 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

I don’t think it would be correct for me to call myself a rebel. I’m not the kind of guy who doesn’t follow norms laid down by society. A good part of my conforming behavior stems from the fact that a lot of societal norms make logical sense.

I would never rebel for the sake or rebellion. I refuse to conform, though, when practices don’t make sense to me. This is one such time.

Why should an entire blog entry be devoted to just one topic? It places a constraint on creativity. I don’t know if my non-existent readers experience the same thing that I do when they try to blog. What happens to be is that a set of many (often unrelated) ideas flow in at one point in time. I decide to blog about them. One of two things happens:

1. I forget what the hell I wanted to blog about
2. I blog about one thing, and save the others for later. Unfortunately, later doesn’t work for me. I end up forgetting what else I wanted to blog about.

This is indeed a sad fate for fertile ideas to meet. It’s a shame really.

I choose to walk the path that is less treaded on. I choose to blog about multiple things in a single entry.

Actually, I have a better idea. Since this entry has turned out to be of respectable size already (by respectable, I mean that non-existent readers will probably not feel the urge to close my blog because the entry is too small [no innuendos intended here]), maybe this blog entry can be about rebellion itself. That’s the beauty of blogging. You don’t have a commitment to fulfill when you start out writing an entry. Things can change as the entry progresses. It’s such a dynamic art form.

So, I hereby christen this entry the entry that heralds my breaking away from the shackles – my breaking on through to the proverbial other side. I shall rebel. My entries shall no longer be forced to be about one topic.

Geez, hang on there. I started out this entry wanting to talk about a list of three things. Did I just manage to convince myself (in an entry encouraging myself to rebel) that laziness pips rebellion? My head is doing cartwheels. In a blog entry heralding my rebellion, I chose not to rebel. Does that qualify as rebellion in the new paradigm of rebellion, that is, am I rebelling against my own rebellion?

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4 Comments

  1. Murthy said,

    is this the self referential blogging style that I left you an offliner about ?

  2. Merin said,

    (Why do I have the urge to shout out ‘geek!!!’? πŸ˜› )

    I always end up writing about a bunch of unrelated topics in a single post. Didn’t realize I was rebelling though. heh.
    Oh and nice title! πŸ™‚ (I love the song)

  3. Sarah said,

    The question is: can you rebel against the rebellion of your own rebellion?

    • sidzoo said,

      I contend that you can πŸ™‚

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