Few! 100 posts already? it’s been just a year and a half! Well… Now it seems too little. Alright I don’t post regularly, or not as much regularly as I wished I could; yet I love to write this posts and it feels good to get to a 3 digits number (just as it felt good to get to as 2 digits age? well, just like that). 100 posts and a few comments, huh, seems like being a Venezuelan blogger not talking about Venezuela, not even in Spanish have some effect… Or perhaps my writings just suck, either way, I’ll keep doing it.
So, well, there have been a lots of great things that blogging have given me, like showing me writing feels good, even on paper. Blogging have shown me that there’s a whole community out there with so many interests. I’ve learnt about photography just reading “Punto Geek” website (Spanish) which is not even a photography blog! I have made the most of my iPhone following Macworld. I even learnt how to draw and got my own “kind of” style reading Jesulink.com (perhaps you’ve read Raruto…?).
I started this blog aiming nowhere, as this was just somewhere I could write freely, no strings attached. With time that feeling changed and now I write because a) I like to, b) It keeps being good for my English, c) I want to share my thoughts. Not being egocentric, I like when people like something I do. You do, too, so I guess there’s no problem there… Either way, here am I, a student blogger writing his 100th post on this blog. It feels kind of dumb writing a special post out of this, having other blogs thousands of articles, covering so many topics…
But I write a different kind of blog posts. I don’t write reviews (not a lot) and I don’t cover many news. I just think, and then try to put that thought on
paper my computer’s screen. Sometimes it doesn’t come out as planned and I end up writing a crappy article, yet I’m proud of some of them, as I think they’re really interesting, even for me to think about them.
Those posts cover some thoughts about mind and how it works, physics and some other analogies (I kind of love analogies…). So, here’s the list:
5 Ideas for a Blog
Real Life Circles
What if People are Like Mountains?
People, Social Stereotypes
3 Physical Dimensions, 1 Time Dimension
Why should we look at people’s eyes?
How myopia may affect a child in the future?
Lines of Thoughts
I wrote this basing it on a few ideas I got for a new blog, as I was looking for another hobby, other than this blog. I quit on the idea of another blog, but kept the notes, and I posted this 5 ideas. It’s not that I don’t like them; now I think they’re a bit dumb (excluding the last one); it’s just the opposite: I like to have written this, even not being the 5 top on my real list of blog ideas…
You can find the article here: 5 Ideas for a Blog.
I wanted to write some relation with the then-new Google+ social network, regarding the use of “circles” to enclose your friends, family and coworkers, so you could “organize” your own personal social network. Opposite to Facebook, in which then you had just a large list of unwanted friends, and now a thousand lists on unwanted people and subscriptions.
I came up with a post about real-life circles, social circles, in which you put friends on different ones (close, not-so-close, acquaintances), family on other, and so on. We did this way before google, but watching it on the screen is a lot better compared to just “sensing it”.
You can find the article here: Real Life Circles.
A small analogy, comparing people and mountains. I got the idea watching some photographs on Flickr. One of them was the one on the article. I thought that maybe people could be categorized on small mountains and big ones. Generally, when there are many mountain, those are small, as near to them a higher one will raise. This higher mountain is a person who tries to socialize with other mountains, but still sees small mountains as small hills, having no interest in communicate with them. I talked about Introvert/Extrovert personalities, and range of thoughts, a concept I made up to explain this.
You can find this article here: What if People are Like Mountains?.
I thought about this… I think before I created the blog. That people are either socials, having great social skills, or asocials, lacking of them. Now, what I thought and it’s what explains this article, is the use of a subdivision: passive and active people.
Actives are the ones who care about what others say, what the “group” says, while the Passives are the people who don’t. At first, passives and actives were named that way because of trying. Social actives try, and obviously accomplish, being social going to parties and meetings. Passive actives try, but not always accomplish, as they lack of social skills, it’s difficult for them to do so. I also explained that people are not static: you may be one of the types, but as life goes on, you’ll be turned into another, and not only once.
You can find this article here: People, Social Stereotypes.
Really proud of this? Not quite. I thought of this in 5th grade, so by now it’s kind of boring for me to talk about this idea over again. Yet i wrote this, sharing my thoughts about time-space, why it is a single time line a why I believe it’s attached to physics dimensions, which are just 3. What happened before the Big Bang and other few things.
But even not being amazed by writing this one, it kind of represents my interest for physics. So it’s here for a reason.
You can find this article here: 3 Physical Dimensions. 1 Time Dimension..
Explaining how, believing in some special essence that humans have (like a soul), you should understand that through eyes you can see that essence, that soul, feel it. Looking at people’s eyes have always been a real problem for me, as I’m not really good at speaking with other people (I was worse, now I leveled up from “Sheldon” to “Leonard”. Or something between “Leonard” and “Koothrappali” and don’t you dare to say “Wolowitz”). Anyway, I wrote it as it.
You can find this article here: Why should we look at people’s eyes?.
This came out more personal than I thought. I use glasses since I can remember and that small condition have had some effect in my life, as, since I was a kid I use them, it affected my awareness of things, my personality and even social skills. That’s what I talk about in this post.
It’s kind of a big deal writing about this as even being an active person in matters of reading everything I can find online, I haven’t read anything relating this topic/problem. I wrote about this when I realized that is never talked about the effects a child may experience because of the use of glasses. The only thing I have (and surely you have) seen on TV or online is the typical “4 eyes” insult. Yet it’s always presented as a kid’s play. It’s never some problem-creating thing, it’s just a joke.
Read this now: How myopia may affect a child in the future?.
My best idea, or at least, the one I’m truly proud of. Not to be egocentric, but that thought made me actually care about thinking and made me a better thinker. Now I do care about new ideas and weird stuff we made up half-sleep. They matter.
The article is an explanation of how our minds work: by the use of different layer of thoughts. Layers I called lines, as thoughts are supposed to be read on some science fiction stories. I watched inception before writing this and that added a lot more, as dreams were just an “unknown line”. Either way, let me explain the four lines mind works on: The projector, the creative, the processor, the dream line. The first one works at same speed as we speak (is read by our mind at that speed, so to speak), the second goes almost twice as fast, while the third and fourth go really fast, making it almost impossible for us to “read” them.
Be clear: I’m not talking about reading other people’s minds, I’m talking about reading our own. And that’s why I liked this thought a lot, and the rest of these. I really love to write on this little blog, even with a few readers quietly reading this post.
Understand this theory: Lines of Thoughts.
Great to see you reading through all this post. Hope you’ve read all this articles before. If that’s not the case, at least do me a favor: read them, and think, develop some thoughts…