Writing a blog isn't easy. Ok, maybe it is. Writing it well ISN'T.
I always thought I wanted to be a columnist or someone who wrote for a living. And I don't mean just any writing. I mean writing creatively or expressing my opinions; putting myself into the work. And not just about one subject. I want(ed) to write about topics and subjects that change; write about anything.
Thanks, blogs. Thanks to you, everyone is a columnist. Though that's always been around since angelfire websites and xanga.
But now I find it difficult to continually find new and refreshing things to write about. I don't want to fall into one of those "cliche" blogs:
1) Your life on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
2) Things you find online
3) "Dear Diary..."
I'm sure I'd be able to list at least one or two more "cliche" blogs if I sat and thought about it, but God knows I'm just trying to keep afloat and churn this one out. Anyway, the point is that I didn't want my blog to have a focus or run on a template, like you'd be able to predict and expect something from me everyone I made a new entry (though, I guess there is something to be said for consistency.. but that's something I've thought about long enough to write about).
The only consistent thing I wanted in my blog was my writing. My voice. My opinion. The way I "speak".
That's why I have a bunch of different forms of writing and topics in my blog. I'm continuously trying to keep myself fresh; dabble in different ways of speaking for myself on different things.
Maybe that's why I keep trying to write music. Changing the melody and changing the words gives just enough variety in writing, while still providing you the opportunity to make sure it's told your way, and that people know it's yours.
So take it from me: the best way to stay fresh is to just say the most blatantly outrageous shit anyone's ever heard. The only thing consistent about that is that they don't know what you'll say next.
In honor of the Super Bowl, and all those who DTC: