Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog Changes

You may have noticed (or not) that I changed the blog title from Tense Moments to Moments (Tense, Passing, Ordinary..).  I've been thinking about this for a while, and I haven't been completely sure of what the changes were going to be.  To be honest, I'm still not.  The blog is a WIP (work in progress), but the changes seem necessary as I attempt a first-of-the-year change.

A few things I do know.  The idea, and time drag, of Facebook has grown into something more than it should.  I don't tend to throw my voice into political or controversial discussions (I still believe that some things in a person's life should remain private).  I'm tempted to respond, to play along, but before my fingers hit the keys, I realize there's nothing I can say on Facebook that will change anything. I am just helping the fire grow.  In the last year, I've heard/seen things on Facebook that I'd rather not know.  I've been angry, sad, and disappointed, and honestly, that's not any fun.

As a writer, I advertise my books, my events, my good news, and some times my bad news, on Facebook.  It's kind of an expected thing, though I'm not sure of it's end value (writing more seems to be more productive--but that's a post for another day).  I plan on staying on Facebook, for now.  But I think if I'm going to spend my time differently, then I'm going to spend it here.  A couple of posts a week (hopefully) that range in subject matter.  Nothing in particular.  Just whatever suits me at that moment.

There you have it.  Moments. They are all we have.  And it's all I have to offer other than my novels and stories and indexes that I send out into the world.  I imagine this will end up being a story, too.  I can't help myself.

So, I hope you don't mind the changes.  I'll still post music I like, book reviews, and maybe even an interview or two. But I plan on posting more here...and less in places that don't add anything positive to the conversation.

1 comment:

Richard Prosch said...

All good. I agree with you. I think the real value of social media is the ego boost received. If you don't need the boost as bad as some (I suspect you don't. I don't. ), then it's sensible to question the long term value.