blogging in past tense?
I must have pissed her off by walking in. We went out together a lot‚Äînot all the time or anything, but a couple times a month‚Äîso it was a little unusual that she didn‚Äôt ask me if I wanted to go. But we‚Äôd only moved in together three days ago, and the patterns weren‚Äôt obvious yet. Maybe now that we lived together we wouldn‚Äôt hang out as much outside the house anymore.
What blogger would write “We went out together”, “we’d only moved in”, “the patterns weren’t obvious”? If you’re writing this online five minutes after your roommate left the house, you’d write “we go out” or “we usually go out”, you’d write “we only moved in together” and “the patterns aren’t obvious yet”.
The final paragraph is good. Very authentic.
OK, I‚Äôm still smelling that weird smell. I‚Äôm going to go check her room. Maybe a candle‚Äôs still burning or something.
And there’s a final “posted 11:47 pm”. But why wasn’t that online till a whole day after the first post, posted at 9:43 the same evening?
I’m a stickler for detail, aren’t I. I guess I really enjoy the real time aspect of blog narratives, and here there are breaks with that particular illusion of realism.