Before naming my blog Scriptio Sciura to echo to the hyperlink (and also to enforce sibilance), it was briefly “Corde Cordis” – from a heart to a heart.
Having dropped the original title, I almost forget that sometimes a blog can be personal, and expressive. It might have been lurking in the subconscious, since I have never responded to WordPress’s slightly-tempting “Upgrade to a .com domain!” emails (and also for the rather practical reason of not wanting to spend more when the visitors are rather sparse, it does not justify – yet). At some point, even the supposedly personal posts have become slightly impersonal.
However, there are things I do want to tell certain people. But admittedly, it can be a little tiring for an audience to suddenly receive “hello, I would like to clarify so-and-so” messages every now and then (bad experiences from somebody in the past trying to clarify everything he has done made me reflect on how annoying I can be at times too). However, at the same time, sometimes res ipsa loquitur (not in the legal sense) cannot be applied (even though I was half-stressing on that in WWFPD – What Would Fanny Price Do?). Blogposts, hence, can be a sort of “middle ground”. Especially when this is a site only read by friends and family – I believe I can be (reasonably) private and expressive, as I like.
Furthermore, I do believe the beauty of letter-writing – as much as I do like interacting face-to-face or text-to-text, sometimes during “live” interactions one might forget something. But upon realising, I would also reach a realisation that it is too late to clarify again. Hence do not be surprised if you see something which might echo from previous conversations – in fact, that might be me talking to you. A heart to a heart, after all.
If it is not a following up from previous conversations, treat this as a guide to understanding me. While leafing through the books on my Kindle, I see the books I might have bought when trying to understand people I really care for. Of course while trying to understand you, I really want you to understand me too.
As usual, I welcome any discussion. I don’t bite, and I don’t crumble that easily.