Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Part of me thinks that writing about writing is a little too masturbatory, even for a blog, but then again it's something that I tend to think about when I'm thinking about blogging. If I'm going to go all stream-of-consciousness on you (me?) I might as well toss in everything. Toning down that personal censor is part of the point, at least for me.

Also, because I've never decided about the audience stuff, I can't decide how personal to get. If I'm going to talk about everything that's on my mind, then I probably could never actually attach my name to the thing, which I think I might like to do someday.
I have such a hard time deciding what to blog and what not to blog; what's relevant or not relevant, what's interesting or not, what's worthwhile or not.

Part of my problem is that I've never decided who the audience is, exactly, or even whether I'm writing to an audience. Without that I'm rudderless as far as "relevant" or "interesting" goes. Part of why I wanted to do this was to write whatever I felt like I needed to write, but then again I haven't been doing it long enough to know when writing down a thought will help.

So, instead of erring on the side of nothing, as I have been over the last few weeks, I will err on the side of over-description for a little while to see how it feels.