Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fading away 2


Although I don't intend to stop blogging, I am in a slump. I couldn't even squeeze out a decent post with a Juiceman. Even Photoshop doesn't inspire me. Used to be all I had to do to get my creative juices flowing was to slap a photo of my face on something and boom -- blog post.

Granted, being a new parent has been a major life-changing event that takes up a bit of my free time, but I don't understand why my blog world is fading away.

You would think it wouldn't surprise me. As I inch toward my 50th birthday, I have learned that the only thing certain in life is change. And I'm not talking about two quarters and a dime in your pocket change. I'm talking about nothing every staying constant. And the blog world is as transitory as the real one.

I guess I do understand why my blog world is fading away. It has to fade away to make room for whatever the next phase is.

So maybe I should put on my Nike's, whip up some Koolaid and go wait for the mother ship.

8 comments:

Shandi said...

I certainly know what you mean Tim. Blogging used to be such a huge part of my life; something I always had on my mind. "I should blog about this!"

Being a parent does make it more difficult. Your interests change as well as your available time. I do hope you find it within yourself to continue. Being selfish, I still want to read what you have to say.

You never know, we may all get through this slump and be back to the crazy ideas, witty banter, floating in a sea of inspiration.

Don't assume that I'm not reading either. I never left.

iridethebus said...

While everyone here appreciated and enjoyed your posts, it was readily apparent you were always posting for YOU and not for US. It provided you with something you needed.

I'd proffer up that whatever this exigency may have been, it has been supplanted by your recent changes.

While I hope your thoughts and writings will continue, I'm guessing the impetus will be different. I wouldn't feel sorry about that if I were you.

Gypsy said...

Hi Tim

The important thing I have realised is to not feel pressured to post. If it isn't there, just wait til it is. People who enjoy reading you will always keep checking no matter how long it is between posts. You would have to extract me with a crowbar to get me to go away. I do hope you keep blogging and if you don't I would really miss you, but...... you have to do what feels right for you. That being said, if you stop I will hunt you down my friend.

Hayden said...

humm, seems to me you just photoshopped yourself onto something and came out with another good post.

you just do it more infrequently.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Interesting to read this as I reflect on the new rhythm of my own postings. But you know, I think this form of expression is an important one - don't lose that. Peace, JP/deb

Tim ID said...

Shandi,
I figured you could relate on many levels. When it comes down to it all, I think Lights is to blame for all of our problems. Or the Monkey :) But thanks for hanging with me from the beginning!

Iridethebus,
You are one of the few persons that I know who would (or could) use "exigency" and "supplanted" in a sentence. I appreciate the sentiment, however.

Gypsy,
Thanks. It isn't so much that I feel pressured to post. I love blogging. I love random thoughts taking shape out of nowhere. So it is frustrating when my randomness fails to take concrete form.

Hayden,
Thanks. I suppose "infrequently" is the curse of aging.

JP,
It is losing the ability to express that frightens me.

Shandi said...

I'll let Lights know that we're on to him. He seems to have dropped out of the blog world too.

I hope you just take some time off and will return eventually. I think this is the longest you've gone so far without posting something. A week! Surely you're dying to say something by now. (If Lights were here, he'd say I called you Shirley.)

Anyway, still checking on you.

Tim ID said...

Shandi,
I didn't even realize it had been a week. I've been migrating files to Blogger.com from my Internet Provider. They have a file storage limit of 10 MB and I was at 100 MB (all of those photos with my face photoshopped on them).

This has involved relinking photos to almost 700 posts.

So I feel like I have been blogging :)