Can something exist without being perceived?
An article on Wikipedia, If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, does it create a sound? states:
“Today meta-physicians are split. According to substance theory, a substance is distinct from its properties” (the tree makes a sound and therefore exists), “while the bundle theory says an object is merely its sense data,” therefore the tree does not make a sound and therefore does not exist.
Now, my question: If one starts a blog and no one reads it, does it make a sound, does it make a difference, does it exist?
According to the substance theory, the blog is distinct from it’s properties, so regardless if anyone reads it, it does exist.
But according to the bundle there, the blog is merely its sense data, so unread, it does not exist.
When I first started blogging, my blog had no visitors, and I felt like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear. However, deep inside I knew better. My posts were floating around in the blogosphere somewhere and were being preserved in my blog’s archives. Someday, they would be resurrected and read.
So I continued researching, writing, and posting. And slowly, my followers increased.
With practice, I will find my niche and more closely define and cater to my readers.
It will be a matter of patience and time in nearly equal proportion’s.
Patience and time.
Thank you, reader, for stopping by.