Saturday, February 5, 2011

On Blogging

As I'm writing this (2/3/11), I have dropped down to 8 followers. While I realize followers =/= readers, this is the second time in the history of this blog that a follower has simply vanished from my radar. And while a little voice in my head is going "WHYYYYYY?", it has made me think a little about why I do this blog.

I started this blog as an outlet for the thoughts in my head. I know a few people who read it, but otherwise I'm not sure who or why people read this blog. It's not that my writing is consistently good. And sometimes I go through periods of time when I don't have that many thoughts at all, or none that I feel like vomiting onto the World Wide Web.

This blog has really been my main stint at non-mandatory writing since moving to Hawaii. Hawaii is a real paradise in spite of giant cockroaches, but for some reason unknown to me I haven't had nearly as much inspiration to write. Maybe I'm just one of those people who tend to not write as much when I'm not angsting over something.

So I'm trying to get back into it, but it's not as easy to start up once I've stopped. I've got half a novel I'm thinking about rewriting (dubiously named "dragon girl") and another I think I know how to finish (outer space, new planets, etc). I'm trying to finish a poem, and I have the last stanza done (I'll post it here once I finish it). This would, however, be on top of the other things I am currently wanting to do, such as learn American Sign Language (mainly so I can actually communicate with the deaf guy in one of my classes, or talk to LOML in a noisy room), fill out my FAFSA, apply for that one last internship, and this on top of what I am currently doing (school, work, NASA grant project).

When it comes to this blog I am currently of the thought that Well-Written Thoughts >> Half-assed Written Thoughts, but on the other hand, Half-assed Written Thoughts >> No Thoughts At All. If I couldn't just vomit the words in my head out onto a shiny white blank blog screen, there's a good chance I'd write even less than I do now.

But enough on why I write this blog. Why do you read it? What would you like to see me write more of? Do you think I should do either Well-Written Thoughts or No Thoughts At All? Anything else you think I should know about what you think?

Just curious.

P.S. If you don't want to post your thoughts in the comments, feel free to email me at Or to psychically project your thoughts in my general direction. Smoke signals also work.

1 comment:

  1. IMO, Half-assed Written Sincere and/or Inspiring Thoughts >> Well-Written Well-Thought-Through Thoughts :)
    I also loved that bit about "smoke signals". Thank you