So for almost four months I sort of went AWOL from the blogging thing, for you three who might have noticed. It seems a little silly now that I’m writing about it, but every once in a while I go through this period where I have little internal debates about the blog. Usually it goes something like this:
Voice #1: Wow, all you post seems to be negative stuff attacking other people. You don’t walk around every day complaining like this (usually), so don’t you have anything else to say? Look at all these other blogs, they’re posting about all kinds of other topics that engage readers to join in a conversation. Is this going to be your online legacy, a bunch of bitching?
Voice #2: Fuck it! You know you love bitching about our culture’s idiots and whatever else you find ridiculous, you couldn’t stop if you tried. Face it, you’ve felt driven to spout your opinions since your teens, so why stop now? It doesn’t have to mean you’re an asshole, it just means you have stuff to say.
I do agree with Voice #1 to a degree, but I have to admit that Voice #2 has a point as well…and being sharply opinionated runs in the family, after all. You can’t fight genetics. 🙂
But I’m finding that the older I get, the less time I feel like I want to spend writing out long rants… Looking back at some of my older posts, I’m amazed at how much time I spent sitting there, hammering at the keyboard, crafting a really long post about something I really cared about at that particular moment. Those are kind of fun to read, but these days I’m in the mood for more brevity. So for a while I had the blog ennui (blogui?) and was posting only on Facebook because of its bite-sized nature, but ultimately that was unsatisfying for several reasons.
So I think I’ve gotten some motivation back and I’ve been finding a middle ground. I’m still posting some to Facebook (which I bitched about at length last year), but I’m also crossposting here in more detail and twatting a few things on Twitter when the mood strikes. (TweetDeck for the iPhone is great for this, you can hit multiple accounts in a single stroke!) There are a couple of things I’ll want to write about at length, but otherwise I’m starting to enjoy the shorter, snippier posts.
As always I welcome comments to anything posted here. I can’t believe people are still commenting on that bitchy movie review I did of “Return to Oz” over three years ago! That’s awesome, even if most of them think it was a bit harsh. (Which it was, but it was so much fun to write… Unfortunately something happened to the screenshots I had posted there, will have to look into that.)