Friday, July 11, 2008

Are Bloggers Better Observers?

Is something I've been thinking about lately.

What do you think?

6 comments:

sach said...

I don't know if it is possible to make a categorical statement about all bloggers but I have become a better observer since I started blogging. But I don't think being a blogger necessarily makes you a good observer because the best observers I know are people who probably don't even know what blogs are.

thisthingison said...

Not necessarily...

Having observations doesn't make you a good observer. Many bloggers are a little too self-obsessed to make good observers. I count me in that number.

I have a friend who's a journalist, and he says that he views his work as allowing other people to tell their stories. That requires real observation, not just putting down your own thoughts.

Cheers

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Sach - Yes, I too have become a better observer since staritng blogging. But I suppose you're right, there must be so many people who are good at observing who don't blog.

Thisthingison - I find your view genuinely interesting.

"Having observations doesn't make you a good observer". What do you mean by that? To me it seems that a good observer is someone who has observations, but they may not be very good at recording them.

TheWhacksteR said...

question is, is it a must to be able to express your observations well to be a good observer? bloggers are good expressionists. a beggar on the road could be a great observer but keep everything to himself, form his own conclusions and categorize his observations accordingly.

what do you think?

Gallicissa said...

generally yes.

Java Jones said...

Like the song goes, "it ain't necessarily so"