Holy Routine, Batman

A moment of pause and reflection. There are a few kinds of blogs:
  1. The expositional. You know a lot about music or movies or whatever and you share your findings and your critique with the world.
  2. The internet variation of the expositional. You find lots of funny and interesting things online because you have an office job and you post them.
  3. The thematic. You have a craft, a hobby, or an absorbing interest and you use the blog to showcase it.
  4. The confessional. You use your blog to share your thoughts and feelings.
The good press goes to the first three categories, while the vast majority of blogs are of the last. I like all of them - it's entirely possible to do a confessional blog with wit, grace, humor and solid prose. The problem with category four, however, is that one must have original thoughts or experiences to generate interesting entries, and my life at the moment consists of the following probably six out of seven days a week:
  • Up, coffee.
  • 5 pages of dissertation.
  • Hang out with B.
  • Sleep.
Thus, I am going to make a conscious effort to shift to the other categories for the next few weeks, along the lines of the effervescent Count Fosco. We'll see how it goes.

P.S. The good magazine I liked from my last post is Ready Made. Sorry about that, C.

1 comment:

Dolce Vita said...

Yep, that sums the routine up. And you repeat until the culminates with "defend."