Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Something New

In my spare time (of which, like many people, I have far too little) I have been rethinking what I want to do with this blog. Or more specifically, whether I want to continue this blog or start something completely different. And I am thinking the latter. And in that spirit, I have been doing some research to refine what I want to talk about, as well as trying to do some planning so that I actually have a cache of blog post ideas ahead of time, and even some posts written. The goal is that I might (heaven forbid) post on a regular basis.

I think Joseph Campbell said (and I’m paraphrasing here) that in order to find out what really drives you, what really interests you, you should closely monitor what grabs your attention, where your interests naturally take you over a few weeks. And when you realize that (for example) you can’t stop thinking about basket weaving and deep-sea diving, that is what you should pursue.

That’s what I’m working on here, since my blog has been really unfocused over the past year or so. I’m not trying to be mysterious; I’m just in the midst of a process I don’t want to bore you with.

In the meantime, I’ll try and post a bit more here as well so I can get in the writing practice and keep anyone who is still reading (hello?) up to date on my little corner of the world. Thanks for reading and for being patient with my evolution.

P.S. Also, rereading this post before I publish: I will try and reduce my use of parentheses.


Bridget said...

Yay for you! I understand... I went through that just starting my blog and it's too young to have experienced much so far.

My criteria came down to the things that inspire me creatively, make me laugh or brings me joy. If I'm not feeling the love then it doesn't go up. I try to post once a week come hell or high water (both of which are entirely possible) even if it's just a photograph that I want to share.

Let us know what you decide!!!

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Bridget: I have to tell you, I really enjoy your blog, even if I don't ever comment. (I am a horrible person, one of those people who lurks and lurks and rarely comments.) I do like seeing little slices of your life and the observations you come up with.

Karen Hutcheson said...

Wow, I'm in the same box, "What do I really want to do when I grow up, or in my case, when I'm older than I expected to ever be." Love the Campbell quote. I will take it to heart and let you know.
Love, Karen