23 September 2011

Another month gone...

Update: I just realised that the post previous to this is about the same topic. Not only am I not posting to this blog but now even my none posting explanation posts are becoming repetitive. Man I need to figure this out because I'm about to remove my self from my bookmarks. I don't even want to follow my self. I mean I can bore myself in lots of other ways besides having to read my own lame attempts at writing a cognitive and some how fulfilling post. Anyway, moving on...

So as I was saying another month gone and I have not posted anything for yonks (Australian for: a really long time). I know I've posted about this before and I'm sure I'll do it again. I don't know why I seem to have lost interest in my blog. In reality it's not so much a loss of interest as just not knowing what to write. I know many of you over the past said I shouldn't worry about rather I post or not. And I shouldn't worry about what I write about. You also said that it didn't matter what I posted because it's my blog and it is up to me as to what I post. This is all very true, not to mention very kind of you to say, but I still don't feel right about not posting.

It just seems that other things have taken over my time and the blog has suffered through lack of attention/posts. It's sad because when I started this blog some 6+ years ago, I loved posting but then again it was all new to me and it also provided a great way for me to let my family back in the states know how and what I was up to here in the land down under. Since everyone I know is on Facebook, including my mother, I seem to find it just as easy and a lot more simple to type in a one sentence communique and be done with it and move on to the next thing. It's all just a bit lazy don't you think?

Now, don't get me wrong, Facebook provides a really a great way to communicate but at the end of the day are we just buying into the next latest, greatest, need to have/do fad? Remember when blogs were all the rage? Are we really that fickle? I suppose in some ways we are. We are very much a throw-away society. If it breaks don't get it fixed buy a new one etc. All said and done it doesn't come anywhere near to explaining my lack of motivation when it comes to posting on this blog. So, I guess the best I can do for now is to go off and ponder this some more and when I find some more clarity I'll come back and let you know what I find out. In saying that I hope I can find a little something to post before that because it could be a really big gap in between posts waiting for me to answer the big "to post or not to post" question and I'm sure you will get very bored waiting to hear my brilliant revelations. Of course that all depends on if I actually get/have and brilliant revelations. We shall see... Oh and I'm not going to promise but I would love and will try to post another batch of 12 of 12 before the year is out. Once again we shall see...

3 comments:

Ur-spo said...

I am saddened to hear this, but it makes sense; i hear this a lot viz. blogging becomes joyless. Hobbies should be enjoyable, not tedious. Perhaps it is time for you to end, although I will be very sad to see you go.

TJ said...

Ur-spo -
Thanks so much for your support. You have always been so kind and offered me words of wisdom. I don't believe I will end this blog but I suppose I just needed to let anyone who happens to read, that I'm in this particulate head space at the moment. As it stands, I do truly plan to do the next few 12 of 12's because I love taking the pictures. I have toyed and posted previously about making this a photo-blog. So, we shall see. I think it is important to keep the blog because as I stated my family reads it and when I can't talk to them on the phone at least they can check up with me this way. Anyway, thanks again and I'll be around.

TICKLEBEAR said...

the main thing here, are you happy with your life? that's all that matters.

as for blogging, longevity depends on various things. if you're not inclined to put anything in there, and/or if you're getting nothing or insufficient stimulation out of the experience, of course your interest will dwindle. i'm no writer but i'll write a little, just to give context to my pictures with the odd ranting here and there. that blog has been going for over 4 years now and it has evolved to a place where i feel comfortable.

maybe you've lost that comfort zone. could it be that you're a tweeter, and you don't know it yet?
that is the latest fad, one i really don't indulge in. i simply don't have the time. and from what i've seen so far, not impressed. but this would have the spontaneity that might revive your interest for communication...

i'm still hoping to see you for the 12 of 12. you're hoping for something brilliant. just hope for something. you'll make it brilliant!!
:)~
HUGZ