Truth and Blogging
Sometimes I will go to a blog or a site that I have been reading for a while, and I will read a story that, I don’t know, just doesn’t exactly ring true.
Like – no way in hell that really happened, or happened like that.
When I read a post like that, it really makes me call into question the entire history of the blog.
I mean, I know this is the internet, and we are all anonymous, and nothing really HAS to be true, and even though I talk about my life and post pictures of myself playing roller derby, for all you know, I am really a 93 year old gay man living in Korea.
But still, when I get invested in a “person” on a blog, but then I read something that makes me really question whether they are just making it all up, well, it just is kinda like finding out all that candy wasn’t really left by a mutant magic bunny, and all just came from the store.
The blog reading experience is never really quite the same once the likelihood that it’s fiction raises its head.