I've been doing a lot of thinking these days. And not a lot of blogging, obviously.
And I think I've figured out why my blogging has been so sporadic over the last year or so.
1) Obama made it. (Yes, I admit that I became an Obama-blog for about a year).
2) I'm all cried out. I've said a lot of things that I've wanted to say, and yes, that venting helped. But I started to feel like I was repeating myself, or becoming my own cliché, by being "that angry guy" or "the over-analytical dude." And other people have taken up the mantle. I won't name names. ;-)
3) Facebook. My realization is that a lot of my desire to publicly write/vent/blog has been taken up by Facebook. I bet if you did a chart with two lines, one marking Facebook posts and one marking my blogging, they'd do a two-legged dance across the board.
4) Shooting chicks. Well, can you blame me? I've been getting hardcore about getting my longstanding photo project done, and with my recent exposure to studio skills and the growth of additionally-embossed brass in my special place, I've been getting out there, getting models, and taking more risks. And simply spending more hours in the studio and not on the computer.
But I've been rethinking a lot of things, realize that I still have a lot of things to say (and about topics that are diverging, as my own life progresses and interests change), and that even my increased photo activities give me more to share with you all, more food for everyone's thought.
So with that, I'm going to try and blog more, continue to try to offer some opinions and analysis of Korean society and culture, while also trying to keep my writing up in conjunction with actually FINISHING my dissertation. Therefore, some of my writing will be affected by topics coming from the diss. Ain't that gonna be interesting?
And here's to you all -- my readers who have always made things fun and/or...interesting. And for the sake of opening back up more conversation, I'm opening up the comments section again, so you don't have to have a nasty Typepad account to sound off.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing more of you again, more often!