The what kind of liberal are you test, on the sidebar, was stolen from Sage
I wrote a whole post on how I re-became a social activist at 40, and put it in draft. The entire point was
that too many of my friends died before their time, and I felt compelled to work for change from within the system.
I’m no longer interested in talking about myself. I was never into talking about my day to day life. I talked about my past because my friends told me to. I find it much more interesting to incorporate ideas into fiction that is so not about me.
Read my story Colliding Worlds I set it in 2030 so that I can talk about changes that might or might not happen. Haven’t got up to those chapters yet. I enjoy exploring behaviors and people who aren’t like me or any of my friends. I never thought that I had a good enough imagination to write fiction, and am not sure I can do a romantic spy something, but a blog is a perfect place to experiment.
I’m not taking my blog private but I am going to take it places some bloggers might feel uncomfortable with. That’s fine with me. I do believe that blogging should be about anything a blogger wants it to be about.
The weblog awards upset me. Does Dooce need anymore recognition? I had thought the purpose of those awards were to celebrate the “small” blogger. I am a systems, in the social science sense, person, and I’m seeing how quickly blogging systems are becoming entrenched.
Somehow I’m high up in the large mammals of TTLB. Couldn’t possibly “compete” with the top 250 nor would I want to.
I can’t and won’t follow “rules.” Especially when they’re arbitrary and decided by a few people. I found it sad how many people went for the familiar when blogging should celebrate the quirky and the brave.
It’s too expensive to have true experimental theater in New York. I thought blogging was the medium that would follow it. Blogging can be multi-media, blogging can be art, blogging can be whatever you want it to be.
When I first began to blog I read many blogs that told people what they liked and disliked in a blog. I usually did the opposite, not because I was rebelling against the blogs but because I wanted to do what I wanted to do. Most of those blogs disappeared. I’m still here.
Don’t become complacent. Don’t do safe just because it is. That’s my only advice.
I feel blessed and lucky to have made the blogging friends I did. But I blog because I love to put words and then thoughts together.
Blogging is the one place where people can write and truly self publish what they want to. Think about it. Nobody has ever had this opportunity before.
Blogging’s a miracle that doesn’t have to be formulaic
This can be the medium of the millennium if people follow their hearts.
Read my fiction. It’s fun and different.