I like getting my opinions off my chest. The internet is a great release for weirdo geeks like me, but despite all the pleasure and knowledge that people gain, is blogging good for us? Does it damage our social interaction skills in the real world?
Some might also ask whether reading some of the terrible blogs there are out there is good for people as well. I know I'm guilty of writing some terrible drivel myself (probably including this post).
Basically, should we be spending even more of our time on computers when most of us probably also spending hours staring at computer screens at work etc? I know blogging can engage our brains and spread knowledge (and for this it is a wonderful thing), but what about the damage we are doing to our eyesight and the rest of our health by staying indoors and limiting our exercise in and exposure to the real world? (I'm not one of you people who have a laptop or palmtop).
Then there are the environmental concerns, computers use a huge amount of energy and can cause huge damage when disposed of. Do we care?
With all this in mind, I've been limiting myself to 2-3 hours a week of blogging recently, especially while this heatwave is on. So if there are not many posts on here in the future, hopefully I'll be playing football or something.