Monday, November 16, 2009

simpler and smaller

As you may have guessed, I hate my blog. For a second there, I thought I hated blogging in general, but I don't think that's true.

I'm attempting something new. This is for me. I've pretty much given up on the idea of being a blogger with a large audience, but I welcome those of you who have stuck around.

I'm going the micro-blogging direction for a couple different reasons. 1) I can get content up without feeling pressure to come up with something interesting to say. 2) I can focus on practicing the kind of writing I'm actually somewhat good at: short prose and poetry. 3) It's more abstract, and I'm more abstract. I think I'll probably post some more about Ireland, but without all the "We did this, and then we did that, and later we saw this." I'd like to express the feeling of life, not just the facts. I'll save the play-by-play for Twitter. 4) Tumblr has sweet templates.

So, as they like to say in the blogosphere, hop on over and find me here: Herald. There'll be some repeat content for a little while, because this is a portfolio of sorts. I'm just getting it all out there.

1 comment:

laurcat said...

hmm, i know what you mean. i haven't been able to figure out the whole blogging thing for a few years now. i think i used to use my blog to get a lot of attention from people, and now that i'm not trying to do that i realize i don't have that much to say. maybe i should copy you and go the micro-blogging route...seems nicer in a lot of ways.