Over the past year or two I have, on a number of occasions, fired up MarsEdit with every intention of explaining my absence from this site and social media during that time. And each time I sit for a few moments, fingers hovering over the keyboard ready to burst forth with all that I wish to say… and each time generally ends with a “whatever” and / or the realization that I don’t have the time or energy to defend my opinions on a whatever topic and those with whom I disagree are unlikely to be swayed anyway so what’s the point? So much of social media and the internet these days seems to be to make sure all are well aware of your opinions and feelings towards those that don’t share them.
Today I’m looking over this site and realizing that I did not post a single thing here in 2016. I posted 8 or fewer tweets in seven out of the last twelve months. My facebook usage has seen a similar decline. And it’s not that I don’t have things to say or that nothing’s been going on. There’s been plenty. Those close to me know that these last couple years have indeed been interesting times. I can’t put an exact date on when this “funk” first began to settle in, but certainly by the fall of 2015.
I don’t like it. I’m not sure what to do about it or if this represents the first step of a return to form for me. Honestly it was seeing Manton’s Micro.blog thing on Kickstarter and thinking, man it sure would be cool to have a thing that I could get super fired about up again. Or maybe at this point step one is just writing down how cool it would be to have a thing to get super fired up about again. It feels like something’s gotta give for sure.