Thursday, May 8, 2008

Blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging... for the sake of it

Judging by the complete lack of response to my last post, perhaps I should presume only to blog when I have something in mind I wish to blog about, rather than blogging for the sake of it.

This brings me to by current dilema of whether I can justify blogging about not having anything to blog about. Is this enough of any excuse? Or is it as lame as blogging for the sake of it?

Well, I guess I'll let you readermob decide; and your silence (or lack thereof) will dictate whether I continue on in my ranty ways, or whether I defect and start writing some quality prose, not just blogging for the sake of it.

I s'pose, one thing I haven't considered here is that perhaps your silence is no slight against me; perhaps it is nothing to do with how 'for the sake of it'-bloggy the previous post was; it could be purely the product of youse guys busy in your busy lives, not having hours and hours of free time to scour the internet for trashy blogs written by people who just blog for the sake of it.

Well, I feel sufficiently themed to leave y'all now, in peace or in confusion. Perhaps one day I'll blog about something so uber-cool, that my stat counter (had I one) will explode from the strain. But not today, for I suspect even today, I've been blogging for the sake of it.

6 comments:

kirstie :) said...

hi, i found your blog through a google search for the katherine times. are you living in katherine? ugh as much as i hate to admit it, i miss it there. lived there for 9 years... i was in the year 12 class of 07 haha. anyway, your blog makes me strangely nostalgic even though it's only been 6 months since i left. and i don't believe i know of you, funny since that never happens in katherine.

kirstie

bulanjdjan said...

Hooch - there's room in the blogosphere for all genres of posts, even within the one blog. Carefully constructed prose is a joy and delight, but off-the-cuff riffs can be just as worthy.

I prefer to write according to whatever whim takes hold (be it prose-constructionist, or free-association) - because the passion and urge to write is what's important, not some imposed restriction on what does and does not constitute a readable post.(goodness, now I'm starting to sound like one of those proponents of 'Don't worry about grammar, just get them (ab-)using langauge!')

But my point is that blogging is not a highly-regulated genre, and some posts will inspire a response in the form of a comment, while others are purely for passive digestion. And this needn't be related to the style of the post. In any case, rest assured that we're reading and appreciating.

Blog forth!

Hooch said...

Kirstie - that's kinda cool that my blog makes you nostalgic (though not unbareably so, I hope).

Thenkyu Bulandjan :)

Wamut said...

Hooch... spelling police --> 'unbareable' <--

not that i'm prescriptive at all...

Hooch said...

Thank's dawg!

Gnae-O-Mi said...

Please do blog whenever the desire strikes you :) My silence can be attributed to blogspots temperamental comment leaving thingy - it often eats mine.
Not this time, hopefully.