That was the question.
Over the last year, I must have started a dozen posts that just seemed to wither on the vine. My mind alternated between totally empty to crippling over-crowding, so I never could seem to get “in the mood” to actually finish one. Besides, I knew that I was at a crossroads. I would either have to compose a farewell post or commit myself to regular postings.
Make no mistake, blogging is tough work. It takes thought, creativity, time, and effort to try to be entertaining while providing the appropriate creative outlet for the writer. While I love music and continue to broaden my musical horizons, the fact is that material based solely on music just doesn’t compel me like it once did.
When I first start this blog in 2007, there was much caution regarding “true identities” in the blogosphere. Everyone hid behind code names, so as not to reveal too much of themselves. This certainly added to the complexity of writing freely. With the progressive adoption of Facebook and the seemingly disregard for anonymity, there seems to be a freedom (of sorts) to come from behind the curtain and let people in.
I also walked away for a while because I felt that my blog was just one of thousands, if not millions, screaming for attention from readers over-saturated by content. Was I really looking to express myself or was I looking for acceptance? Regardless, blogging was no longer something original to me since everyone was doing it. And, did anyone really care but me?
To me, life is a never-ending journey of self-discovery and in continuing my quest of self, I have found that this expression of myself pleases me. Therefore, I have decided to re-establish this blog and to continue to delve into my own psyche. If that provides you some enjoyment and a few laughs along the way, so much the better. In the end, I really just need to say what I need to say…