Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Fountain is Dry

I fear this blog has gone the way of previous endeavors of mine. I have curated online spaces before, and gone into the spiral of self conscious approval seeking where I write/showcase things I think folks want to see. Once I realize the vanity of the project I tend to abandon it.

I don't think my time writing here has been wasted, but I grapple with half finished ideas and the uncertainty of publishing something that is uninteresting/derivative/etc. Perhaps I simply need to pretend that I have no audience (and perhaps I no longer do?).

The Nature of a Dry Fountain

Since my last media consumption update  my life has changed somewhat. I have moved from one end of the West Coast to the other, from a rural town to a major American city, and I finally was able to move-in with my long time significant other. Like many people my life has been disrupted by the pandemic, but I am among the privileged that get to continue my work from home.

My days are general absorbed by work (now chained to a desk, no field work for this forester), exercise (I am running semi-seriously for the first time since college), cooking (one of my great joys), reading (perhaps a blog post on its own?), playing video games when I have the time, and of course playing RPGs with new friends.

I actually rather enjoy the routine, but perhaps cabin fever is getting me anxious to write again.

So, perhaps the fountain might yet trickle?

Here is some bread I baked

9 comments:

  1. I'll definitely say that I really enjoyed the blog and was really sad you stopped posting. Obviously you can't force it, but if the fountain did flow a little I think that would be really great :)

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    1. Nick, thanks for the comment and kind words. I hope that putting something up is going to get me going again, keep an eye out.

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  2. I can only second what Nick S. said. I would be glad to read new articles, if you'd like to write them one day.

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    1. Kyana, thanks a million. Hope springs eternal that my drafts folder will yield fruit in the near future...

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  3. Yes! Good to see you back!

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    1. Thanks Dan! Your continued productivity is impressive, keep it up!

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  4. My RPG blogging comes and goes. There is nothing wrong with letting it lie fallow for a few weeks or months. It all depends on how the gaming and writing goes, how world history goes! Life is too short feel bad about not blogging. 😅

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    1. Yeah, I try not to sweat it too much... but when it's ~2 years between posts it would indicate my attention has wandered...

      Thanks for the kind words though!

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  5. Your blog is a trove of inspiration, regardless if this is the end or a new beginning :)

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