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Doing What I Like

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Hello everyone. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted on here. I shall remedy this in the future, to begin publishing at least once per week.

I decided I should come back to blogging because of a post from my friend, Amy Sundberg, who said about blogging, “Do what you love (or at least like).” What a concept! And yet I realized I’d let myself be limited by what I’ve heard we’re supposed to do as a blogger. I realized I liked blogging – I just didn’t like the structure of blogging I’d set up for myself, a structure that required me to talk about a couple of specific subjects. In person I like to talk about everything and anything. The world all comes together anyway – everything’s connected – so why not talk about whatever bit of the jigsaw puzzle of life interests me today, and maybe figure out (or let others figure out) how it all fits together later on?

For awhile I tried to come up with a new name my blog should have, to reflect this new-found perspective. “Uncommon Sense”, I thought, sounded neat – but do I always make sense? I probably rarely make sense, in fact; few creatives do, since thinking outside the box by definition means thinking disconnected from conventional contexts. “Common Nonsense”? No, I don’t think in a common way at all. “Uncommon Nonsense”, though it probably describes many of my thoughts, suggests I won’t sometimes speak in practical terms.

That’s when it hit me. I realized naming the blog would just be restricting its content – no matter how open the name might be.

So here I am, doing what I like. My old Stories about Stories blog, along with Into the Stuffing, will have their archives mixed in with this one, and soon you’ll find only a single blog here. A single blog, unnamed, unrestrained in its content, sure to plumb the fecund corners of my imagination. Is that a good thing? Only one way to find out: hang around and watch.

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