“Well, my time of not taking you seriously is coming to a middle.”
~ Mal to Jayne, Firefly
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I said that I wanted a challenge, didn’t I? And I got it with June 2014 NaBloPoMo. I’m halfway through it now.
I’d forgotten how much effort it takes to write on an almost daily basis about subjects gleaned from the details of my life. I used to do this all the time, you know? And it was easy.
But back then I was a more optimistic person than I am today. And back then more people showed up here on a regular basis to chit-chat. Facebook + Twitter hadn’t turned readers away from us bloggers yet, so if you wanted to connect on social media blogging was the only way to do it.
And it was darned fun.
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However, this is now and I still choose to keep a blog for my own reasons. On a personal level it keeps my brain clicking and my heart open.
On a more idealistic level I figure that it’ll provide historians hundreds of years from now with written documentation about daily life in the early 2000s, which is really cool if you think about it.
And on a more don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously level I can’t help but think that like Mal and Zoe from Firefly in the following clip, we bloggers who show up on a regular basis are– well, you’ll see…
Mal: “Well, look at this. It appears that we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?”
Zoe: “Big damn heroes, sir.”
Mal: “Ain’t we just.”