I did a bit of slogging through the next blog button this evening after a long break. I find myself with little patience for many of the blogs I run across. I have become heartless, I guess.
I ran into one blog that was all about hip Asian singles looking for love and sex in Los Angeles. I could not relate. It made me really glad I am not single. I also visited a blog written by an 85 year old man. I thought that was pretty cool -- the oldest blogger I have come across yet. Most of the people I know who are over 75 are not terribly computer literate. I was impressed. Then there was a blog about acne. This blogger had about 10 blogs listed on his profile. In addition to the acne blog, he publishes a blog about business and another blog about Jesus. There were the usual foreign language blogs. I also came across a blog clearly put together by some teenage girl with the customized page with trendy anime graphics and music playing. These types of blogs are indecipherable to me with the short-cut-slang-lang, chat boxes and cute paraphernalia that characterizes the bling, bling teeny bopper blog.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I am back only because Just D told me I was missed. Now that was a valentine that made me feel loved!
I have been involved in low-tech pursuits such as writing in a notebook and singing songs on guitar. I was working a trial. Then my child caught the flu. Then I caught the flu from my child. And by the time all of that was over, I seem to have lost the ambition to become a blog star.
In the continued negotiation of my mid-life crisis, I am thinking about the things I want to achieve in my life before it is over. Visiting all the blogs on Blogger is not on the list. Creating is first on the list. My experience of creativity is deeply related to my sense of spirituality. Unfortunately, between the demands of my life and a complacent contentment, my spirituality has dissipated. I am trying to rebuild my spiritual connections so I can reinvigorate my creative voice. I find that rebuilding requires me to spend time observing and thinking and freely writing, not blithely surfing blogs or posting with a premise. Sitting in front of a computer trying to be clever does not promote that connection. That is another reason why I have not posted recently.
Until I decide exactly what I am going to do with my blogs, they each remain vulnerable to extinction.