Monday, March 10, 2008

Why become a blogger?

Focusing on one's health is a good thing. And as someone who, just this year, has become increasingly focused on living a healthy life, I'm always interested to hear what's good for you and what isn't. Last week, Discovery published an article about how blogging can be good for your mental health. Those with blogs felt they had more of a social connection than those who didn't. It's a great reason to start a blog.

However, it's not my reason. Graduating from college and the life that followed afterwards has been the most difficult season of my life. And from conversations and research, I know that others are struggling through quarterlife crises of their own.

This blog is my attempt to help us through this time. No more complaining, no more answerless questions.

When NBC recently tried to move its online show "Quarterlife" from the web to television, it failed miserably. After just one episode aired, it was yanked off the network. Even "Viva Laughlin," the half-singing show about a casino in Laughlin, Nevada, fared better than that.

So, the question of the day is: Why do you think "Quarterlife" failed? My theory is that quarterlife crises are depressing. That's why they're called crisis. If they're depressing to live through, they're not going to be much of a joy to watch.

So frankly, fellow twentysomethings, our lives are just not exciting enough.

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