Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Programming Note

I know most people who come here don’t do so to read a stupid personal journal. I don’t like reading blogs that are too self-centered either. But recent events in my life have sucked away most of the rest of the world to the point where much of it is just irrelevant background noise.

My philosophy behind blogging has always been to do it for my own benefit, as a way of expression, and to maybe let friends and family know what I’m thinking. Strangely, I have learned over time that most friends and family (like most people) really aren’t interested in reading blogs (even mine!). So that kind of just leaves me and a small group of people who, for whatever reason, stop by to see what dumb thing I’m writing about today.

Anyway, I’m probably going to continue blogging my way through my current personal crisis and try to throw in a few unrelated items as a way of keeping myself from becoming too myopic. I blog therefore I am! So if some of my posts are too depressing, I apologize but it’s just what I have to do right now.

Oh, and one more thing. Thank you all who have posted supportive comments here and send understanding messages. I really appreciate it.


John said...

I don't really know what to say other than, "Blog away." Do what you have to do to get through this difficult time. And please know that we're here with you.

ThirtyWhat said...

I don't know how many times I wrote, "I don't want my blog to turn into some kind of online psychotherapy ..." but you know, Dave ... it still was. I mean ... how can you help it? It's your blog ... and we're here for you whether you're up or whether you're down.

Job Conger/Writer's Chronicle said...

As the dyslexic empath once said, "Dave, I peel your fain." I share your disinclination to go personal, even though many bloggers reveal as much about themselves in what they say and how they say it as one might say in a blatant, bald-faced openfaced and toasted lament.
In a way, I consider the great netherworld of unknown whos, reading but not responding to blogs to be a collective earth-god force. What they read of our blogs can generate results.