Monday, January 2, 2012
To Blog or Not To Blog: Channeling Hamlet in 2012
Should I read-and-review more or contribute to more memes?
Structure my reading-n-hopping with challenges or follow my fancy from book to book?
Keep with the "action reading" focus or wander into new territory?
Focus on my own prose stylings or add more excerpts from the authors I read?
Post four times a week like clockwork or write when the muse strikes?
Methinks I think too much (to amalgamate both the Bard and Robyn's excellent blog).
In fact, I just hopped over to You Think Too Much for a leisurely stroll through three though-provoking posts: Now there is a blog I can learn from. Her musings are, in fact, essays in blogpost form that feature her earnest and engaging voice plus thought-provoking thematic content that may meander a tad, but always in the best possible ways and with an ultimately cohesive result. She's moved beyond mere book blogging into the realm of the ponderer-for-mortal-stakes.
That's how I too wrote when I began this blog, and I feel (I fear?) I've strayed into the more pedestrian, caught the fever to keep posting, regardless of the depth (or lack thereof) of the post.
So thanks, Robyn. Thanks, Inigo. Thanks, Hamlet. You've helped me move through my muddle and into some clarity for the new year.
What bookish and bloggery questions are you asking yourself this New Year's? Have you "by indirections found directions out"? Or did you start anew with ease, quickly cutting to the chase to focus yourself this season?