I took a break from blogging here for a while. Part of it was distraction. Twitter is a nice and easy outlet for jotting quick thoughts that doesn’t demand much time. Part of it was life getting in the way. Part of it was trying to even find the time/energy to write/edit weekly for DCist. And then there are the times in most bloggers’ lives when the passion leaves. Sometimes it comes back, but I’ve seen a lot more for whom it never returns.
My friend encouraged me to update my blog for professional reasons a few months ago, but even so I struggled. I spent a lot of time half-heartedly composing posts in my head. I haven’t been eating out as much, and most of the information from my missions end up on DCist. There were many times when I started thinking I would write a new post, and got mentally sidetracked. The material just dried up. Even now I’m not sure what I will write about. It may be stuff relating to online community development, which is something I work on for my job. I may try and discuss food a little bit, but I see it as less useful right now. I might also discuss the interesting bits of my running pursuits.
Usually posts come quite naturally, but even as I write this I struggle with what to say. To write even vaguely well about something, you need to have a passion for it. And lack of passion is self-evident.
Anyone here’s a list of what’s been getting heavy hitting on my playlist.
The Avett Brothers – Kick Drum Heart
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?
The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Punjabi MC feat. Jay-Z – Beware of the Boys
Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Mat Kearney – Closer to Love
The Avett Brothers – The Perfect Space
The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West and Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
The Crystal Method feat. Meiko – Falling Hard