“Blogito ergo sum”

My title is a play on words of Descartes famous phrase “Cogito ergo sum”1 but I wonder if my version is true for many today? Since becoming a regular blogger I have noticed some changes in myself and how I think and how I observe things.

I will illustrate this with a story. Many years ago (many, many years ago) I was very keen on photography, carried around huge amounts of equipment, went to clubs, entered competitions etc. and got reasonably proficient. Time wore on and I got feed up with lugging all this gear around and wanted to feel ‘free’ again. So I got a little camera, but that still was too heavy… eventually I stopped taking one with me. Then I noticed a curious thing; I was still mentally taking pictures, composing them, noticing colours and juxtapositions etc. My perception of the world had changed; it had been enhanced.

I’m noticing something a little similar with the blog. Everything I see, hear and feel is potential grist to the Blog Mill. I am now more aware of links between ideas, events and experiences; I ponder them more; I’m doing more original & creative thinking. So for me, I think old René had it about right.

How does this phenomenon affect you?

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” Rene Descartes

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