has this blog jumped the shark?

Good lord, can I write about anything but myself? Here are a bunch of entries from when I had a brain:

I’m sure my brain will return before too long.

I’d unravel ev’ry riddle
For any individ’le
In trouble or in pain
With the thoughts you’d be thinkin’
You could be another Lincoln,
If you only had a brain.

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8 thoughts on “has this blog jumped the shark?

  1. i’ve actually been intrigued by your more personal entries of late…you’re still on my blogroll for sure.

  2. I’m interested in these too! Also, blogs change over time. I mean, Ani DiFranco writes love songs these days and still has a ton of fans, right? ;)

  3. I think I’m repeating Cassie’s point in different words, but one of the nice things about blogs is that, even if we accept the notion that you’ve jumped the shark (which we don’t), you can always just turn around in a few weeks or days or hours or whatever and jump right back. A blog needn’t be in any way consistent and unified.

  4. Egad, all I DO is write about myself.
    Then again, it’s all about you anyway (what you like, what you think is interesting). So even if it isn’t directly you, it’s still the world filtered by you.
    And we come back regardless.

  5. I don’t know why I feel guilty about rambling on about myself. A blog is a pretty self-centered genre to begin with, as Weez points out. Perhaps I get impatient with myself because while I can express how I’m feeling, I can’t necessarily share all the details of what’s going on…or at least I don’t believe it’s professionally wise for me to do so.
    Who knows?

  6. Seems like there may be two irritants at work.
    One, the limits on disclosure of a public discourse. Two, the anticipation of resolution which is a corollary of a public confessional mode. If I express my feelings about a situation am I responsible for that situation? Can one be responsible without affect?

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