i think something that i seem to have lost sight of since leaving public address was the reason i wanted and needed to blog in the first place.
i’ve been get to business by writing wee reviews and the like, but i think i’ve lost what it was that made me really enjoy the writing. it wasn’t until i found this post on kung fu monkey that i realised it. what’s great about blogging is the careful consideration of posts, but the ability to channel passion and thought into something.
there’s been a lot of consideration of blogging and web2.0 that i’ve been privy to lately, and i think it’s kind of drawn me away from the potential of the medium. if you’re thinking a lot about formal processes for blogging, and ways to communicate messages, there’s the tendency for the humanity of the tool to be lost. we end up using it as yet another means to get across a programme, educate, disseminate. but what this is supposed to be about is the human voice; raw, unedited, natural, and whole.
so. i think i’ll leave off with the reviews and the like unless people are genuinely wanting to read them. of course, if i attend something that you might really like to read, or if i finally figure out how to post to separate pages (thereby leaving the front page free of “review clutter”) , i’ll put them up there.
otherwise, i’ll see if i can’t recapture some of that old style. as john says,
Why? Because it brings me a bit of joy, and that may be what blog-length is for — transmitting bursts of thought rather than full ideas, but those bursts still have the rough edges of raw passion. Your mistakes are your style, I once had an old writer say to me. Blogs are where we can throw down some of the filters and gift more of our mistakes to strangers.