This blog will not please everyone, not even me
Lileks has long wrestled with the same realizations I am encountering now in settling into this here new blogging thing:
If I thought about it too much I’d worry; if I tried to make this an X Blog, X meaning a specific topic or tone, I’d be unhappy. As I keep saying: you can write a blog devoted to one thing, and you’ll be popular. You can write about many things and be rather joyless, and you’ll be popular. Joyless monomania, however, is a killer.
I've realized right away that blog posts are quickly read, but take too much darn time to write and post to be tossed off rapidly without half the day disappearing (either that, or I haven't gotten the knack of blogging yet....). I'm afraid this is never going to be a blog that covers all of the current and political events and philosophical ideas that I care about or am interested in. I just can't keep up with that, so this blog will never pretend to be authoritative, definitive, comprehensive, or up-to-the-minute. Plus, I think it would drive me crazy (and be impossible) to pretend I'm that brainy and exclusively issues-oriented, and thus not also given to making offhand and goofy remarks about domestic life, Hello Kitty, and other less exalted subjects.
So in other words, this blog is hereby officially labeled as a mishmash still under construction. Let's you and me meet here in a year and see what it wants to be when it grows up.
In the meantime, I'll still keep blogging as much as I can or want to (not as much as I might, but hey, I still have my day job as a housewife/mother and those other hobbies of mine that have previously taken up all the rest of my time). I'll keep blogging randomly about whatever I want to, and reconcile myself to dropping out of competition with those ambitious and talented (and organized) folks who do this for a living.
So why AM I doing this?
Because some things are just too good to pass by without comment.