There have been many things going on, both in my RL and in my SL, and I’m afraid I have to say they’re not always pleasant. My RL has been extremely hectic these days, as far as work is concerned, so I’ve been having very little time to blog about anything. Furthermore, due to issues I’ve been having, both in my RL and my SL, my own desire to write posts has been affected rather adversely.
I sat down and re-read my response to Berry’s “Why do I blog?” meme. In the second question, I think I should add another motive. Besides my initial desire to write about my experiences and views within the D/s realm, I wanted to express myself, find my own voice, demonstrate my ideas, insight, views, and, to be perfectly honest, make myself visible. As time went by, I learned a fair bit – I must give thanks to Inara Pey for her insight and guidance here, as well as several other great people. Yet, I can’t help but wonder exactly where I want to take this blog.
Let’s face it; I can’t make this blog an SL news blog. If you want timely, well-written and detailed coverage of Second Life and its clones, Inara’s got you covered far better than any other such blogger I know. Her blog is the closest you can get to having a well-sourced, documented and written news resource, and, unlike some other blogs I know, she neither posts half-arsed or intentionally flawed posts to stir stuff up and increase page views, nor does she repost other people’s work. Yet, I really don’t want my blog to become like that, and I have neither the time nor the willingness to sacrifice so much in order to maintain a steady flow of daily posts. I want to enjoy my SL for me, and with the people I like and love; I want to experience and live it, as much as I can and, when I feel like it, blog about it.
Lately, due to the fact that my RL often prevents me from blogging about various SL events in time, I’ve come very close to the point of feeling guilty for not being able to cover them. Plus, I simply can’t come to terms with the pressure of having a blog-related backlog.
What does this all mean? Well, for starters, it means I’ve decided to take a breath. I’ve got an awful lot going on in RL. I’ve got things in SL that I want to work through and out. The last thing I want right now is make my blog yet another source of pressure. Also, if you’re expecting me to blog on time about the latest events… Forget it. Look elsewhere. I can’t do it, and I don’t want to do it. I simply am not willing or going to let SL news dictate my blogging agenda. My blog will remain mainly an opinion and personal blog; and I’ll blog about news as I see fit, as my time permits. And it’s more than likely that my posts will become more personal than before.
Finally, I am fully aware that my decision to keep my blog as a personal and opinion blog means that my views and my writing may occasionally disturb or offend some people. C’est la vie. After all, no one forces anyone to read my posts. If you don’t like them, the internet is full of stuff you may find far more enjoyable and/or compliant with your own views, preconceptions and ideas.