Blogging is often an outlet for creativity. You can look anywhere on the internet, type in anything, and a blog is sure to pop up for it. People use it to express their opinions, thoughts, and ideals. People use them to be heard. The internet can be thought of as a little universe and like in our own universe, planets inhabit it. You can search all around and find different stars talking about different subjects. Maybe you will hit a planet or two. Then, in your search, you come across and planet that is booming with lights, and glitz, and glamour. From a far away point of view, this planet has two sides. The one side, pink and purple and glowing. The other side, darker, seemingly good until you look closer and see it is slowly rotting away. Each side equally envelopes this planet, each side is needed. Without one, the other would be nothing more than a meaningless star that flouts through space. Some of you may have figured it out by now, but others may be lost. What is this fictional planet I am talking about and what are these two sides. We know this planet as Stardoll, and its capitol, the one thing uniting these two widely different sides, is Dollywood. It's perched right on top of this planet and has an invisible hold over both sides. A wall stretches across this planet between the two sides. At first glance, you would think they were kept separate until you look closer and see doors in between, linking the two sides and providing a path way. After examining this planet, you decide to land and look around. That right there, many count, as your first mistake.
You land on the lovely half filled with big, bright, and pretty lights. Vast buildings and streets of gold pave your way. You see signs flashing with "Starplaza" and "Covergirl". This futuristic Barbie-like city seems like the model city, the epitome of fame, fashion and fun. After you spend a bit of time there, you find you don't want to leave. Although the "Top Up" signs and "Need More Stardollars" flash at you constantly, you learn to not mind. You learn to adjust and you adjust well to everything being perfect. New clothes, new furniture, always getting new homes, more rooms, maybe you have even won a couple awards. Maybe it gets a little boring though. You are looking for some flare, something to spice up your daily routine. Then, a spark. You remember that other side. You think, "But it was rotting! About to fall about." Your curiosity gets the better of you though. You walk on the winding gold streets until you come to the planets diving point.
You finally reach this big diamond encrusted wall. You are slightly stunned in place until you come back to your sense. You look around and notice a funny thing. People are all over, lining up to enter this new city. You realize there are countless people entering with folders labeled "Ideas" and suitcases entitled "Blogs". You then see an odd little. People enter, enter, enter, but none leave. You decide to ignore it and walk through the silver doors. You get in line. You peek through and see this big and fantastic city. You see buildings all over. They are just as they were on the Stardoll side but more Gothic in design. Finally, it's your turn. You walk in to find a person standing there, they turn to greet you. As they walk up they say four simple words.
"Welcome to the Blogs."
(Sorry it took me so long to write. I have been out of town but I am back now and will be here for a while. As you saw in this post's title, this is part one. I will be writing one more post on this topic. I know this was a tad long and seemingly pointless but bear with me. Anyways, just wanted to get those two things in there. Thank you)