We Are One

16 May

It’s only been a couple of days but I’m loving this blogging business. It’s certainly filling a hole. Is there a honeymoon period, more experienced bloggers? Haha, today i rushed home quick so i could sit here and write to you, you’re like my new boyfriend! :s

I dunno if everyone feels a certain sense of isolation within their lives, if it’s part of the human condition, if it’s part of modern life, or if it’s just me…but i do, some times more acutely than others.

I haven’t even interacted too much on here yet; I’ve discovered a few blogs that i check regularly and have commented on, and a couple of very nice people have engaged me. Here are my faves so far:
http://tearmatt.com/

http://littlegreybox.wordpress.com/

http://lankyjayne.com/

http://dumbassnews.wordpress.com/

http://lifeinthedrivethru.wordpress.com/

Isn’t a sense of community just lovely? It’s too soon for me to be experiencing that in full yet, but im certainly seeing the potential, and already i don’t feel so isolated or dis-connected from everyone else 🙂

I’m completely in love with the idea of shared thoughts, shared experience across the distances that separate us all. I love the idea that I’m sat here, in a suburban garden somewhere in the south of England, writing my most mundane/reflective/interesting/pointless thoughts, and almost instantly, a complete stranger somewhere in Lao, whose values, lifestyle and struggles may be entirely different to mine, can read it. I can read about anything and everything, from the weird and wonderful to the tedious or offensive or non-sensical, and it’s all personal, all from the horse’s mouth. I absolutely love it!

I love the sense of freedom too. Power to the people! We are no longer reliant on newsgroups with their own agendas to inform us about global goings-on. We can talk to each other! I get a real sense of wonderment from that, it makes me feel hopeful.

I’m pretty sure I’ve not yet used a fraction of the features on it yet too. I’m looking forward to exploring the range of mediums i can post in because it’ll give me much more of an expressive range. I like to write songs and sing; i’m hoping soon i’ll be brave enough to post one. I’m working on something at the moment, maybe that’ll be the one.

I like to paint n stuffs too, and i’d like to explore visual expression more. I’d like to learn how to use a program that i could make cool cartoons on, any suggestions? I’s like to learn how to use stop motion too. I like these blogs particularly because of the visuals:

http://peasandcougars.com/

http://themiddlestsister.com/

Anyway, my creative motivation has been given a new lease of life by having this platform, where we can share our shit.

Ballbags to people who warn us about the dangers of the internet (all that porn etc). Freedom is not to be feared!

The internet seems like the biggest step in the last…forever, in uniting us all. The collective consciousness manifest. Cos after all, we are one.

Love to you reading this, in whatever remote corner or busy metropolis you find yourself at this moment.

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31 Responses to “We Are One”

  1. fearlessleaderofthedumbasshorde May 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Well said, Fringe. Over the last month, all because Drine Thru Guy logged on to “Dumbass News”, I have discovered many of the bloggers in the community of which you speak. You, of course being one of them. As I told, DTG, I have an idea to create our own small internet “community” where we all get a chance to share our own thoughts, as well as those of blogs that many of us have not yet become acquainted. You interested?
    Keep up the enthusiasm level, it’s definitely a major plus in successful blogging. Some days will be harder than others, but each day is a blessing and a sense of accomplishment comes with sharing one’s thoughts and ideas with others.

    • fearlessleaderofthedumbasshorde May 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      PS…thanks for the shout out! 🙂

    • fringewalk May 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      Thankyou :)) Yep, i’d join, except it may take me a few days to work out how to use it properly 😉
      You’re welcome, i put it there cos it’s true!

      • fearlessleaderofthedumbasshorde May 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

        If you have an email where I can contact you, I’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening with the “Dumbass News Network” (working title) idea. Shoot me a line at realdumbassnews AT gmail DOT com.

  2. Tom Baker May 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    There are a lot of great bloggers and wonderful blogs too. I’m glad you are enjoying the experience. I do my best to try to create a sense of community with my readers and the blogs I follow. It’s the internet at its best.

    • fearlessleaderofthedumbasshorde May 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

      I have GOT to put your blog on my blogroll. What a great title.

      • Tom Baker May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

        Thank you kindly. I haven’t updated my blogroll in so very long. Just blogging takes up so much time. The blogroll and roll film pages are in bad need of attention. I appreciate it if you do and in time…

    • fringewalk May 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

      Keep on keepin’ on! 🙂

      • Tom Baker May 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

        Thank you, I will most certainly.

  3. averystrangeplace May 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Since I got my blog, I spend all day thinking about what I am going to write.
    It is a sickness.

  4. William May 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    ! WARNING !

    Blogging may cause:

    Expanded awareness, increased proliferation of ideas and philosphies, a sense of “connection” with others.

    If you suffer any of these side effects …. your doing it right

    Good work, Keep it up 🙂

    • fringewalk May 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      Check, check and check!
      It’s like i have a constant narrative forming in my mind wherever i am now. Life In Third Person – ha, good name ofr a blog, that! 😉

  5. Tracie Louise May 18, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    I can relate so deeply to your definition of “fringe walker”.. I am so happy I found your blog 🙂

    • fringewalk May 18, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      Good, i was wondering if it’s be too obscure or too few of us…but i am discovering we are everywhere! 🙂
      Thanks, you!

  6. 12kilroy May 20, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I also relate to the fringe walker description.

  7. saymber May 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Blogging is good therapy! Thanks for stopping by my place! I find that our “stumbling in” to different peoples blogs is how I’m finding so many people who I can relate to and who relate to me!

    • fringewalk May 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      The novelty still hasn’t worn off for me! Im glad i came across your blog 🙂

  8. magpiesmiscellany May 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    You’re already more familiar with the site than me, I’ve not really found a niche. That’s what I get for being a bit out there 😉 Thanks for the recs, I’m looking forward to doing some wandering!

    • fringewalk May 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      I’m a bit obsessive when i start something 😉 It was a bit complicated at first but after 4 (very) late nights, i’ve got the basics down, huzzah!
      I’ve found loads more cool ones since – i should update this really.
      Keep blogging! XD x

      • magpiesmiscellany May 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

        Ah, I’m not much of a talker, for me this was more like a homework assignment in networking.

        It got a lot more fun when I started just shouting random things into the wind 😉

  9. Graphite Bunny May 23, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I agree the sense of community is wonderful. I have had fabulous feedback, help with editing my work, critiques of my novel and just general day to day chat. I am only six months in and still I feel like it is new.

    • fringewalk May 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      It’s true that you can find th best and worst of all humanity here on t’interweb. It’s lovely to appreciate the good with you :))

  10. Anonymous Commenting Person May 30, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    You are sweet! Yes, everyone is lonely! Thank you for liking my new idiotic blog, you were the first & only one so far, way to go!

    • fringewalk May 30, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      ‘So far’ – being the important thing! 😉 x

  11. nausheenfarishta June 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I can totally relate to this post, I felt the same way when I started blogging regularly only several months ago. I still get excited when I am inspired to blog, and when I see that people all around the world have stopped by to read my musings. Thanks for the like!! Keep writing 🙂

    • fringewalk June 5, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      Still seems magical to me! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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