Monday, November 2, 2009

Why Beat a Dead Horse?

Is my long awaited return upon us?

Who am I talking to?

What 'us' am I trying to establish?

Where have I been?

Why haven't I been posting?

Who is actually reading this?

Who cares?

So many valid questions.

So few made up answers I can offer.

All I can say, is that after a six month or so hiatus, I thought I would give up on this blog, but it seems that some things refuse to die. I guess I just haven't smeared myself all over the internet enough yet.

My original vision for this blog was to create a commentary on writing and reading fantasy and science fiction; over time the blog has become more about my often humorous musings. I worried that I was tricking people into expecting a more high brow blog, but then they got my comedy of errors instead. This, coupled with the lack of general interest, stalled and eventually killed the beast.

But, as I said, the ghost of the blogs past has been haunting my mind, and instead of filling it with beautiful music like the phantom of the opera, I'm just left with funny things that only I get to enjoy. I think I've finally broken down, and decided that I'll begin sharing these humorous thoughts with the world again. It won't be the same rigidly structured blog as before, my posts will be sporadic but hopefully will still be often enough. All I know, is that I have a lot of comedic gold that I should share instead of hording it like a scrooge. It's just like George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart said: You can't take it with you, but you can leave it on the internet for future generations.