Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Where do we go from here?

So I haven't been much of a blogger lately (on the writing side, that is. I'm still reading everyone else's stuff daily). Let me share my thoughts on why, because there is a why.

I don't really feel like I have a voice right now. I don't have anything I want to say or anything I feel like is worth being said right now. I'm out of school, so I don't have any philosophical ponderings to share (though I'm still reading and learning). I'm back from Greece, so there is no great adventure to share with everyone. I'm not doing anything particularly interesting with my daily life and I don't much enjoy just sharing my life for the sake of sharing my life. It feels too narcissistic to me. So for now, I feel like I've got nothing to say.

Further, I don't really think this blog has a solid direction anymore. I'll be spending the next few days thinking about that, but I've lost my energy and inspiration in regards to this space and I'm not sure how I'm going to get it back, though I still want to blog and think it's a healthy and beneficial experience when done correctly. So I guess I'll be starting over as soon as I get it all sorted out and feel like I've got a reason to come back.


PeterAtLarge said...

Hello, Mark. I once wrote an essay called "What to say when there's nothing to say." The point being, I think, that there's ALWAYS something to say. It doesn't have to be big, or significant, or wise. Writing is just a matter of putting one word after another and seeing where they lead. As a French poet once said about poetry, it's "not a use of language, it's a madness inside language." "Using" language suggests "having something to say" and finding the best way to say it. So I say, go ahead, have an adventure: be a writer, and get writing when there's nothing to say! Another favorite adage: "How do I know what I think 'til I see what I say." Have fun...

Kyle R Lovett said...

Mark, I agree with Peter. But I also know the feeling of "trying" to come up with things to say, and sometimes its hard. Many times I find inspirations in the little quirks in my life then try to tie them to my practice.

I think your writing is excellent and hope you post more when you can. As Peter said, it doesnt have to be an epic post, just your thoughts are good enough sometimes.

Be Well,