On Blogger’s Image And Its Perception By the Readers

From time to time we all are reading blogs. Some of us are bloggers themselves. I want to tell you about my perspective on the readers’s perception of a blog. This entry was written in the continuation of my article, in which the question was examined fundamentally. And now I want to talk about the special aspects of the readers’ perception of the blogger through the prism of psychoanalysis. Sometimes, while reading my entries or analyzing the comments on my blog, I wonder: “How do I (or how do my readers) see the author?” I – though only nominally – single out two ways of perceiving the image of the conversation partner. When the need to learn not clearly defined skills but the extensive (massive) scenarios arises, the earlier mechanisms get activated., I would, for example, designate as these undifferentiated characteristics which a person may want to see in himself, the desire to become more successful, agreeable, respected or wealthy. I.e. the need to learn something that is poorly resolved into components. From psychoanalysis’ standpoint it is a child’s desire to be similar to its significant adult through and through, to adopt all their characteristics. And these early mechanisms can be recognized by the idealization as a mandatory feature. In the event of absence of clear criteria for features that are promoting a purpose, the idealization allows uncritically adopt the maximum possible number of behavioral, mental and ideological elements. But this perceptive process pertaining to early age will inevitably end in depreciation (or in a wedding ceremony 🙂 ). I can take offense to the author, saying “How could he?”. Or face the depreciation in the comments with overtones of “you’re not as tough, intelligent, authoritative as you appear to be / is trying to show.” The method of perception pertaining to a more mature age is characterized by a distinct set of skills or characteristics. For example, I’m learning to draw, apply beautiful makeup or am reading about the database administering. Through the prism of psychoanalysis it’s becoming clear that this situation simulates being trained by sibling or a peer. The logical ending for it will be losing the interest in the development of skills, reducing the relevance of the information. Negative comments from readers, in this case, are limited to the subject of the discussion. If they slide into personal insults, they’d do it only in the context of professionalism. Both of these methods are combined in human functioning in various proportions. I want to highlight: an early way of perception remains relevant throughout the lifetime. Its share just gets reduced. But even in a very mature age it happens that you want to idealize the author, wishing, for example, to receive his youth. And you can take offense saying the same phrase: “I thought that you ….” And devalue your recent ideal. And, in my opinion, much more stable interest to the blog occurs in those situations where the earlier method is present to a far greater degree. I would say that it is in charge of the emotions developing in the process of reading. To some extent, the blogger’s image depends not only on the reader. The status of the author shifts it slightly to one pole or to the other. The more personal it gets, the more authoritative figure is shown, the stronger reader regresses, i.e. it reverts to the first method. And vice versa, the closer it gets to the telegraphic style, the more mature reaction the reader will show. And the more boring it will be to read 🙂 Hopefully, this analysis will not reduce your enjoyment from reading your favorite blogs 🙂