Me, Myself and Blog-I : an analysis of how young teenagers construct a self-identity in the blog format
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"What is it, at bottom, this being oneself?” (Ibsen 1892:260) asks Peer in Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt”. He is not the only one who has asked this question, nor is he the only one who has tried to answer it. Anthony Giddens is one of those who has tried to answer the question. He states: “We are not who we are, but what we make of ourselves.” (Giddens 1991:75). We live in a time where we constantly face choices, choices concerning both the simplest and most difficult aspects of life. We are repeatedly forced to choose between the endless options available. This never ending choice-making is part of what Giddens calls the reflexive project of the self, a project concerning how we construct our self-identities. We are free to create whatever image we want of ourselves. The project can be seen as a process which never ends.