OK. Sod it! I give up! I have made several attempts to structure this blog in such a way that would give me impetus to blog, that would facilitate regular blogging, etc.
Clearly it hasn’t worked.
Let’s face it. I’m not the best with managing my time. Any of my friends will readily (and I do mean readily) attest to this fact. I find it hard to get the important things in my life done and so those less than crucial elements such as blogging have a tendency to fall off the edge of my proverbial hamster wheel. That is just the way it is. As such, attempts at regular posting are plainly a waste of time.
In the past I might have sought to model my blog after that of Joe Carter. His blog is regularly updated with insightful and well written articles on a range of interesting topics, interspersed with more humourous posts and other bits and pieces. It rarely fails to be of interest an even when I disagree vehemently with his thoughts, I find myself admiring his argument. Later, jaded and lazy in equal parts, I decided that something closer to my friend Steve’s blog was more in order. His is a little like Carter’s except more personal and less formal. A little further down the road and I decided that imposing some rigid format on my posts would help me to post regularly. No so.
As Marie pointed out recently, the only thing I seem to successfully blog about is my inability to blog. That is a particular genre I have had much time to master over the years.
So, I give in. No, I’m not going to give up blogging altogether – I don’t like you that much. I am just going to post random crap whenever and however I feel like it. I don’t expect it to be very good, very insightful or, well, very anything but I do intend to enjoy it!
For reference, check out Henry Gould’s blog. He appears to post whenever the fancy takes him. Sometimes he will post several times a day, sometimes there will be a break for a few days. He seemingly posts whatever it is he is thinking and often doesn’t go far as to ensure it will make sense to the average reader (like myself). He goes to no pains to garner a loyal readership. Yet, I have no doubt he has such a readership, primarily because one can clearly a discern a real person behind it all, with real thoughts and a simple desire to put them someplace in case somebody might like to read them. It’s great!
I do intend to maintain my poetry blog more or less as I always have, of course.