There’s something I’d like you all to know. (At this point, “you all” includes myself and any assorted alter-egos that I have for myself. Just FYI.) This is not my first blog–and no, I’m not going to run down all of the assorted take-ones, take-twos, and so forth, so don’t worry. I think that the central problem in the past has really been a misplaced sense of purpose and exigency . In some cases, giving a blog a distinct and minute “purpose” or “mission/vision statement” has turned out to be all too transitory of a decision. In a few weeks the self-induced furor about subject/issue x passes, and it’s just back to normal, with not much to say about subject x, and so the blog dies. “Concept blogging” is problematic in that way–if you’re not 100% dedicated to the concept of what you’re working on, it’ll fail. And miserably so.
Hopefully, by forecasting my own purposes here in the broad manner I have, I’ll nip that tendency in the bud.