a blog by wallace winfrey

Blogging Has Been Light, and Ungratifying


So, um, yeah — I haven’t been blogging lately. I guess I just don’t feel this overwhelming urge to blog like I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong — I love the technology — setting up the MT application, the MySQL integration, etc. etc. I also love to read blogs, I think I’ve got subscriptions to 50+ RSS feeds in my FeedDemon subscriptions, and I manage to stay on top of them pretty well.

But everytime I think, “Hey, I’ll blog this!” It’s immediately followed up by “But who the hell will care?” Some friends of mine don’t seem to have this problem, and while they will put up some inane shite, many times it’s actually a real pleasure to read their thoughts.

Most of the stuff I think I’ll blog tends to be in the political arena, and I’ll be damned if I’m not getting sick and tired of thinking about politics all the time. Of course, since I’m addicted to political news, it doesn’t mean I quit consuming that particular flavor of content.

Of course, this begs the question, why am I addicted to political news? For a long time, I felt like knowledge was power, but given the vast amount of reality arrayed against what the gang of thugs known as the Republican Party are saying, I’m not so sure this is true anymore. I think I’ve just grown so accustomed to trying to digest and understand every bit of information that comes out about the way our country is being governed, that even though I want to stop, I just can’t. It’s a freaking habit, pure and simple.

I suppose I’d like to start blogging about other things, but again this begs the question: what’s the freaking point? Who even reads this stuff?

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?


  1. 04.14.2004 at 18:12

    Who reads it? I do. :)
    Since starting my 366 Project to proofread 366 pages (one a day at the Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreading site, I’ve blogged (on A Tincture of Gutenberg) every page I’ve proofed. An unexpected side effect is that that drastically reduced the frequency with which I posted on A Tincture of Absinthe, my original blog that James set up for me.

  2. 04.17.2004 at 13:47

    hey, well at least one person does! i really need to implement a comment email notification thingee.