I hate joining internet trends after they are already trends. For instance, I started using livejournal before most people had even heard of livejournal, so that was never a problem for me. I switched to blogger merely because my old livejournal had way too much personal information for me to post it on my company website (side note: originally the idea was that I was only going to use this blog to talk about movies and stuff; using two blogs became tiresome, so now you get me posting about pretzels for absolutely no other reason than that I happen to be thinking about pretzels at the moment), so I don't feel the switch to blogger was a trendy thing. However, I recently signed up for myspace, and I will admit it, I did so purely because everyone else was doing it.
I have jumped off the virtual bridge because my friends jumped first. I am now no better than anyone who ever bought a Britney Spears album. I have not committed such a crime of fashion since I bought Collective Soul's HINTS, ALLEGATIONS, AND THINGS LEFT UNSAID. That's how long it has been since I did something purely because it was the thing to do. It took me a long time to get over that, and as penance, I've been wearing plaid button-down shirts since high school. But joining myspace has me once again questioning my moral fabric. Who am I? Why am I here? What are my favorite movies? At least these are the questions I had to answer in order to update my myspace profile.
It is too late for me. I have reached the point of no return with myspace. I have 76 friends and 620 profile views already. The question now is whether or not I can avoid slipping even further into the peer pressure whirlwind. For weeks, my(space) friends and I agreed that music on profiles was annoying, but now slowly they have changed their minds. More and more of their profiles have songs on them, and now a little part of me wants to add a song to my profile. Can I resist? Currently, I am protected by my ignorance. I do not know how to add a song to my myspace profile, and as long as I don't ask Angelyn to explain it to me, I'm in the clear.
You can visit my myspace profile @ http://www.myspace.com/candlefishpictures