I used to be good at this blogging thing. I used to tear it up and make lots of textual-noise on this, the Internet, a series of tubes.
"Used to" is the key phrase here. But then I went to Peru and got out of the habit. Plus having a publicly viewable window into the mind is somewhat concerning to me. I'm fairly certain that my public angsty entries from a few months ago didn't do me any favours when it comes to getting that job with the ABC... but in the end I think THAT was for the best. Not that television isn't something I want to do in the short- or medium-term, but because not getting the job means I can do other things I love just as much, and I don't feel like I have to impress someone I've looked up to for years.
Still, every time I read The Hayleylujah Chorus I have this almost-unstoppable urge to log on and spill every tender detail of my life. I mean, I've been pretty obsessed with Hayley (in the least creepy way possible, I swear) for what amounts to a semi-decent amount of time now. We don't correspond all that frequently any more besides leaving excited and strongly-approving comments one each other's videos, so I appreciate being able to hear how she's doing from her blog.
Far out that sounds so creepy. And actually kind of needy. That totally isn't the intention there, just that I'm sure that there are people out there who are just as not-creepy as me who would have the same sort of interest in my life, so I feel like I have a kind of responsibility to blog for them too. Do unto others etc.
Plus, blogging is very cathartic. I like it for that reason. Write every day they say. Keep it up! Keep it up!
So I've unlinked my blog from my Facebook. If my IRL friends want to read my words they're going to have to have enough interest to come to the site itself (or take the time to read the feed in an RSS reader). IRL friends are marvellous at misunderstanding things written online. Then the explaining has to start. Ever with the explaining.
So I will blog, and they will not be notified on the lazyweb, which will be a wonderful incentive for me to post whatever I damn well please. Plus, when I get my MacBook Pro in a week-or-so's time it'll get even easier because I will be able to blog FROM MY BED or FROM THE LOUNGE or ON THE VERANDA. Portable technology is portable!
So see you tomorrow, Chick-chick-chickens.
And leave me a comment or two would you? No comments is SO discouraging you have no idea.