24.11.09

so long and thanks for all the fish

you may have noticed that i'm not blogging much - i think i mentioned it before a couple of posts ago. i rather thought then that it would be a momentary 'blip', but it has turned out to be a little bit more difficult than that.

i like, nay, love, blogging. really, for me, it's just writing, it's journaling, it's journalism, it's comment and commentary all rolled into one. how wonderful.

except

right now, it's a bit difficult. and it should be difficult, don't get me wrong, but, if you've read any of my stuff before now, then you'll know that i'm a 'heart on your sleeve' kinda woman. i think this is a good thing. but i'm not so naive as to think that i can do that on a blog, whilst i'm right in the middle of a community, and that be a good thing. how do i write about the stuff i'm thinking, going through, loving, hating, wrestling with - essentially, all the things that i've been doing on this blog for the past two years - when it's a live, present, contextual reality? can I?

this is the question i've been asking myself - it must be possible, i've seen others do it, wannabepriest did it, and still does, i've also seen others get to a point where it just isn't possible.

so, why do i blog?

essentially, i think, it's about voice - voice within myself, voice into the world, voice amongst others, hearing of reciprocal voices. i don't always know why i blog, or what purpose it is, i'm not even sure how many people read this, i'm not a 'stat' rider, i don't pour over them to see who, what, how many. i would still blog even if no-one read - i think, but perhaps that's just silly.

so, for now, it's not 'so long and thanks for all the fish', but rather a continued 'journey to the restaurant at the end of the universe', with hopefully a few tidbits along the way - but, right now, i'm not exactly sure what they will be........

6 comments:

Tim Goodbody said...

don't forget your towel, and of course you've got that heart of gold

jody said...

bless you bless you :)

looking forward to seeing you and ruth and family on sunday :)

Revd John P Richardson said...

I was wondering how you were getting on. Hope this resolves positively. Maybe it is a time of anfechtung? If so, Luther would argue it is the best place to be.

jody said...

thanks john :), doing all right thanks

Mike Messerli said...

great title, first time here...

Tim Goodbody said...

Hi Jody I know you're probabaly not going to find time to do this but I thought I'd tag you on the art and christianity meme - you can do it on facebook if you prefer and there is not a hurry!