Omigawwwwd. I have been bored and lethargic lately. I think there have been things to write about but I've been too deflated to bring them up.
This week I chanced to open up my blog's main page and found that the dead man switch kicked in with the dreaded Posting Lull page, which mean that I've been uninspired to post here for like 2 weeks at least.
I've really got to lower the content squelch to pick up and feel motivated to write about stuff, because it isn't like there isn't anything going on. It's just all so seemingly trivial that in the "formula of posting", the result value isn't big enough to actually do it.
And part of the problem, and you know I'm going to keep harping on this, is that those commercial social media platforms keep diffusing the impulse. Why open my blog and make a post when a short quip that guarantees visibility (or at least more of it) to X or Threads, satiates the impulse - right from my phone, right from the palm of my hand, at any time.
This is the challenge though, right? I keep this blog to prove the value and relevance of the craft, and, outside the commercial sphere at that. So I'm not giving up. If I'm not blogging well it means I'm not doing well enough as a writer, a journalist, a thought leader, a thought bleeder -- whatever label you want to put on it.
So! Here is what am doing right now:
By Dave for Personal Blog.