"I am going to kill myself in 90 days. What else should i say? This blog is not a cry for help or even to get attention. It's simply a public record of my last 90 days in existence."Expectedly, the blog is generating a lot of comments. (Thus providing an answer to every noobie blogger's fear-filled question during his or her early days of blogging: "do I have to kill myself to get a few comments on my blog?" Don't hate me for that joke, please.)
I don't know the motivation behind the blog nor do I care. If it is a ploy to get some attention - and what blogger isn't seeking attention - it is a brilliant one. If it a serious attempt to observe her final days, it could be of some value. Though one wonders, how long before it inspires someone to "adapt" the blog for a video performance on YouTube?
But could her blog - and I hate this phrase - set a bad example? Could someone equate the flood of comments with sympathy (or attention) and in turn be "inspired" to try something similar? And if the traffic doesn't materialize, what would that do to the blogger's self-esteem?
This mix of "the only serious philosophical problem" and the Internet's only currency - traffic - has the potential to separate blogging from twentieth century media like books, TV and film. Follow that blog for updates.