OK, I have no idea what to do with this blog anymore. No sense of focus or audience or anything.
The people I know read this include former colleagues, old friends, family, people I’ve met through the blogosphere, people I know through the internet in other contexts… Few to no common threads.
Posting seems fragmented since I’ve stopped ranting about politics. (By the way, this is not an act of willpower. I no longer want to rant about politics. I am finding better things to do than look at the world in terms of good guys and bad guys, no matter how good earnestly the folks currently in power seem to be auditioning for the role of “bad guys.”)
(I tried once to stop ranting through willpower, and it didn’t work. Nothing I’ve ever tried to do through willpower has ever worked, as far as I can tell. It is a pretty fair bet, at least for me, that if I think I just need more willpower to accomplish something, it can not be accomplished, at least by the means I’m trying to accomplish it. I seem to operate pretty much on maximum willpower at all times [modest as that may be] with no reserves to pull out for an emergency.)
Anyway, the audience for this blog — at least in terms of the people whom I know read it — is so damn disparate that I have a hard time writing anything to it. There’s no longer that much I have to say to “the blogosphere.”
So I just use it as a link dump. It’s sort of a really overengineered del.icio.us feed, with occasional sentences or two of opinion or personal remarks, but nothing that I wouldn’t mind sharing with all those readers who have very little to do with each other.
I’m honestly getting tired of it.
Don’t know what I’m going to do about it yet. Stewing.
[update: reposting because there was something deeply wack about this post, it produced a double entry with double comments boxes on the comments page, only the second of which worked. What up wordpress??]