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And for some reason, over the last week or so, I've been thinking more and more about how I want to get back to writing more. It's slacked off so much lately, and I feel like I'm getting internet lazy. I rarely bother with Facebook. I haven't written anything for TheSoundbeat in a long time (although a couple days ago, I submitted some tracks for the next Six Mix, but it hasn't been posted yet). I've only just started contributing again to 24FramesPerSecond after not posting anything there for a couple months. The only place I've maintained any kind of real "presence" is on the LetsGoKings.com message board and there only in one particular corner of the forum where we talk about movies and music and stuff.
I always think about stuff to write while I'm driving or reading other websites (which I still do pretty religiously), but when the time comes that I am actually in front of a computer with some free time on my hands, I feel unmotivated. I've considered starting a blog elsewhere (I've actually had a blogspot URL for a couple years, but have never used it), but then changed my mind. I've got a perfectly good blogspace here at LJ that I'm paying for, so why not use it? It's also already got some backlog and at one point even had some small amount of notoriety (I have actually been asked a couple of times on other message boards if I was "really the adgy).
I guess it depends on what I would want to do with it going forward. When I first started writing here (over a fucking decade ago, oh my fucking god), it was all personal rambling. At some point it sort of morphed into a music/movies news/opinion blog and I swear, people actually read it. At some point. I was active in a number of communities, too. That was all before stuff like Facebook and Tumblr took off, though. Not as many people are left on LJ. Do I care? I don't know. Like I said, I guess it depends on what I want to do if I start writing here again.
I haven't decided for sure what I'm going to do, but I spent a good amount of time this afternoon cleaning up my friends list, so that reading it might not be such a huge task anymore and I might, you know, actually do it sometimes. I mostly just took a lot of communities and RSS feeds off. I left most of the actual journals on. I still keep up with other sites via RSS, but I use Google reader for that. Occasionally, I even make use of the shared items feature on it, which is almost like a second blog. Here is the link for my shared items, if you feel like checking it out. All it is is me hitting the "share" button when I come across an article I like. Doing that automatically adds it to my Shared page. If anyone is actually interested in that, you should let me know because I rarely bother with it currently. I'll even make an LJ RSS feed of it, if you'd like.
Anyway, side track.
So we'll see how it goes. I've given myself a discipline test that requires I post one news item every week day to 24FPS, assuming work isn't an issue, and it's worked for two days. Baby steps. I may attempt to do something similar with this. We'll see.
All that being said, I am going to try and get back into the swing of things by checking my friends list every day. I am sorry to say that I have absolutely no idea what is happening in any of your lives currently, but I hope to slowly change that.
In the meantime, feel free to take me off of your friends list if you no longer have any desire to keep up with this. I may drop some people from my friends list, as well. It's nothing personal.
We'll see how it goes.
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