Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My last post was a month ago.

I used to think that to be a blogger, you had to have a fancy-looking blog, make lots of posts, be good at connecting with other bloggers, be clever and funny, or thoughtful, or have something important to say about politics, society, movies, music, or your religion or lack thereof. I used to think that if I wanted to be a blogger I had to write certain things, write a certain amount, be a certain thing.

But I also think that the world is full of people who talk a lot and don't really say anything. And I also think that I don't want to be one of those people.

Just like I don't want to be eat all the lies society is feeding me, I don't want to believe all of the expectations of being a blogger I've come to think actually exist.

I'd rather write for quality, not quantity. I'd rather not clutter up the internet further with things that, in the end don't really matter. I'd rather not use this blog simply as another way to get people to like me, like I've attempted in the past. I'd rather write something honest instead of something contrived.

I'll write again. You can count on that. You'll just have to wait until I have something to say.


  1. YES. While I have been trying to blog regularly almost every weekday... if I don't have anything to say I won't write! I'm okay with skipping a day if all I'm going to write is crap. As you said, quality, not quantity.

    1. Blogging is like life sometimes. You want people to like you, so you do all this stuff that isn't fulfilling and doesn't really mean anything to get them to like you, and then you just end up angry and bitter because you still aren't popular and you're doing stuff you don't want to do.

  2. So funny, I just wrote a thing today about losing my voice, or about being in a season of quiet. For me, though, it's reached a point where it's a bit frustrating not being able to put into words what is going on. If you are comfortable though in your silence, until a better story comes along? It's a good feeling, actually.