Here’s this blogger’s conundrum. I’m in the middle of some exciting project and I’m nerding out on every stinking thing I see, but I’m so absorbed with the project itself (deadline! deadline! deadline!) that I find it hard to make time to blog. And then, during off-weeks when I’m between projects (like now) I find myself idly starting at the innernets, only vaguely taken with its offerings. Boom, another barrier to blogging. Cause of course. OF COURSE. The creative process is backwards that way. In the end, it comes to this: I have to provide myself with some form of additional compensation/legitimization to keep this place alive like I want it to be. Otherwise I will just continue to dink around, finding excuse after excuse to put it off. Like it’s some frivolous dalliance, just mindless happenstance doodles at the perimeter of my *real* work. It’s really not though. Not even a little. But I don’t have a breath of a chance convincing anyone of that if I don’t spearhead it and figure out my own way to take things further. So that’s just what I’m going to do.
I’m not naive enough to think it’s an overnight process, but to start I’ve got some design/feature-related upgrades planned (!!) which will start rolling out in the next week or two. Content-wise, compensation-wise… Well, that’s the touchy-feely hard stuff that I still have to suss out so I’m devoting the entirety of next week to…writing on the internet, several hours a day to brainstorm and scheme. Seeing how easy it is for me to find excuses to stay OFF the internet though, I’m wondering if you’d like to help me. Tell me how you see this space. We can dream up a collab, or send me a submission, offer support, even just heckle me on on twitter to keep my ass in gear. Just tell me your words, any and all. I’ll be available via Skype, IM, and of course email too. Let’s break the 4th wall people, sweep out the cobwebs, and re-focus this space together. I’ll even toss the first pitch.
Starts Monday. I hope you’ll play along.