Celebrities are known to release autobiographies. What makes them succeed is the sense of background we get when we see their stories which lead them to becoming famous and the people we know today.
So the reason why I blog, rather than go down the route of autobiography? Simple. The main reason being is that there needs to be stories that are interesting – and a lot of them. At the current moment in my life, I’ve had a lot of good moments, but (which is the second thing) it doesn’t lead to a main accomplishment that comes with a celebrity’s autobiography. We see their buildup to fame, or this one life-changing moment. But for me, it’s a bit too early for a life-changing moment to happen. I haven’t even made any life-changing decisions yet!
Another thing as well with autobiographies, is that the person’s life is under constant pressure to be interesting. But for a fairly average human being, telling the world about the small, minor things in my life would not be very interesting. So hello blogging!
If anything, blogging is like an autobiography. Both explore the life of the storyteller. But whilst the autobiography is based on the large canvas of someone’s life, a blog has no particular boundaries…
My blog is a life blog. For those on Twitter, or those who abbreviate, an “lblogger”. But of course, on a day where nothing much happened, it wouldn’t be a very interesting story to tell on either a blog or autobiography.
In this instance, goodbye autobiography! But blog-wise, I can include my thoughts and opinions on things that interest me (for example, Sherlock).
A primary example of this, and one I’ll end this post on, is that it helps when I haven’t got anything to write about – yay!