Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Feedback Loop

This is going to be one of those reflections, on a blog, about blogging - hence Mr. DiCaprio's gracing of us with his presence. I'm neither excessively masochistic nor sadistic, therefore this is not an abstract reflection. Think of it as a medium-winded explanation of why what was once a full-on fire hose of output here has slowed down to nary but a trickle.

It's not for lack of trying, believe me. I haven't given up on thinking, and by my nature thoughts don't want to be bottled up inside. They haven't made it through the intertubes to this virtual page for a couple of reasons. The first is due to a grave miscalculation on my part relating to parenthood. Doubtless someone who has experience in both breeding and rearing of variegated spawn would have been able to set me straight on my error, but I genuinely believed that once the Cub started to emerge from his initial state of infans into one of more autonomy and ability to communicate, that I would be able to manage him at times from a distance. Those of you with offspring of your own can get up off the floor and stop laughing now, please. And, yes, the fact of the matter is that with increased mobility and dexterity - and having entered into his 2nd year of extra-uterine existence very recently - he has also seen a spike in his seeming appetite for destruction. This tends to put us in conflict, as the things he targets for disintegration tend to be thinks that I would rather stay, well, high on the integration scale.

So, yes, I am blaming my inability to get a blog post up in part to my toddler.

It's not just him, though. I've found that of late my thought process has been accelerating, for lack of a better way to describe the phenomenon. The conception and development stages of an idea are reaching full fruition sooner, causing me to develop a collection of would-be posts. Couple that with the reduced availability of free time to actually write, as well as the fact that blogging is not the only thing I want to do with my occasional free time, and you can see how this can become a bit of a problem.

I'm working on it, though. Just need to find a way of structuring things so that it's less reliant on topical events. That one really seems to be my undoing.

Anyway, just keep checking in. I'll be back shortly.

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