Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A New Committment to Blogging

In an effort to transcend my inherent blogger limitation (I'm over 30), I am going to try to start blogging more often. This may turn into one of those, "join the healthclub" things where you start well, and then one day wake up with a donut in your mouth and the realization you haven't worked out for over a month. But I do like to write, so there is a seed of hope. In fact if you were to take my collected writings of the last year, I would be considered a prolific blogger. It's too bad that I don't have the impulse to put those out for everyone to read, on the other hand if I had, you might think I'm an idiot - and there's the rub for me. I want to use blogging to encourage others and stimulate dialog, but I don't want to publish my every casual thought and look as stupid as I might actually be. So, we'll just see how it goes.

Thanks to Cindy Bryan for encouraging me. I'm very relational, so reader comments will help me along, and actually create the hoped for dialog. You can make me seem like a younger man, a blogger - but don't be confused, though I'm not a blogger, I am a hip NYC artist.

Maybe I should try to treat blogging like an artistic medium. Maybe that will motivate me. Too bad I'm a musician, and blogs produce no sound. I'll go ahead and consider writing as my tertiary medium (TV commercial spokesperson is my secondary). The great thing about blogs as a writing medium, is that you always get published. The royalties are wicked light though.

2 comments:

Todd Hiestand said...

jeff, as one who is also relationally motivated by comments, i will simply say i look forward to reading your thoughts...(we met through Tony at one of the cohorts in jersey by the way)

Cindy said...

Okay, Jeff- I bit and read through the article on American Airlines until I found your name. You are clearly very hip. And you made me laugh this morning. Thanks for the link, by the way. Funny thing about the royalties. I've discovered that I get paid exactly the same for writing in my blog as I did for all those articles nobody would publish. Ha.