the candler blog

Getting Back To It

Writing

I recall, often, something John Gruber wrote a few years back when Andrew Sullivan gave up blogging:

Blogging isn’t hard work in the way that coal mining is, but above all else it demands enthusiasm. There’s no other way to keep going — blogs cease when their authors run out of enthusiasm.

Admitting you’ve lost your enthusiasm is hard to do because it’s practically admitting defeat. I’m not yet ready to throw in the towel on the candler blog. I can admit that my enthusiasm has waned, but I refuse to be defeated.

I take great pride in having built a home for my thoughts on the web. When inspiration strikes, I love being able to publish my work at an outlet I control completely. But I suppose that diminished enthusiasm has caught up with me, keeping me from writing regularly.

I want to get back to it, though. Perhaps I need to tweet less. Or maybe there is something about my writing workflow that has gone wonky. I’ll work through it, and I’d like to do so on these pages, if you’ll indulge me.

This is my second post in a row about blogging. I’ll try to avoid that. I don’t know that I’ll write about the same sort of stuff I’ve always written about film, technology and the like. Probably, I will. To be honest I don’t know what I’ll write next, which has always been the fun of having a site like this.