July 14, 2014
SECRET FUN BLOG MINI RENAISSANCE
Hey Folks! As usual I've been reminiscing a lot lately, but these days my focus isn't the mid 20th century or the 1980s. Lately I've been looking all the way back to the year 2008, to my glory days of blogging! That's when I spent the bulk of my creative time sharing things, thoughts, memories, and stories that had been collecting dust for decades while meeting new like-minded bloggers and commenters, and feeding off their enthusiasm.
In time, other creative projects came along and derailed me from this place. Some came to be because of this place. I'm thankful for all of them, but I do miss the feeling of posting something that I think is great in the middle of the night, and waking up to find a wave of hits, and responses, or to discover that it's already been shared elsewhere. I miss having an excuse to dig through my old boxes, and rethinking old times with a new perspective. I've also been missing the simple joy of writing.
The blogosphere is far from dead, but many of my favorite blogs are on hiatus or shut down now, and I feel I'm partially to blame because when I'm too busy to blog I'm also doing less blog visiting. But I understand the need to stop. Once you get a site going and get a stream of regular traffic there's a funny realization of "So now I guess I just keep doing this until I die." And maybe I will! But neglect is more and more inevitable. For me it took a long time for that constant icky feeling of not updating to finally dull, though it's never left. Five posts in a year is just shameful. And I'm well aware that I really jumped the shark when I started inundating the place with my other projects, especially my art.
So to remedy all of this I've decided that starting now, for a limited time, I'm gonna blog like it's 2009! I've created a few new mega posts, I've finished some of my years-old drafts, and I've got some old fashioned filler ready. So get ready for some frequent updates. Sometimes I'm going to hit that publish button a couple times a day! So please join me for the next indeterminate period of time (at least a couple/few weeks) for some all new secret fun!