This is going to be the first random post in the four years since my blog, folklore & literacy, went live on November 30, 2014. The reason why I am doing this is because I want to break the spell of not having posted anything since September of this year.
I’m not sure what to say, though.
Especially since I have been awake since about 3 a.m. thinking about things and writing in my journal and knitting. I’ve had a lot of insomnia in recent months….
To my friends in the blogging community: I hope you will forgive me for not having read your blogs, lately. My book reading feels like it has slacked off, as well, even though I still live with stacks of unread and partially-read books all around me. In my head I have things that I want to write about, but for some reason I seem…..
….to have lost steam.
This makes me feel a bit anxious and insecure; but, also: curious.
I do love my blog.
It has been a laboratory of sorts: an autonomous creative space where I’ve been able to flesh out thoughts and ideas about things that interest and move me, share them with others, and receive feedback. But when I first started it, the idea was to have an online portfolio of my writing. I didn’t set out to be a blogger, per se.
Sometimes I read over past posts and I think to myself: not bad!
But, you know, I am not a fast worker. I marvel at people who write captivating posts on a regular schedule. Some of my posts have taken days, weeks, and even months to materialize while I sought out the the right approach to the content, wrote and re-wrote about it, experimented with cross-referencing and decided on accompanying images.
If you’ve become a fan of the Black Men Reading Series, thank you! I’m happy to be able to say that there are more installments in the works, and I intend to publish at least one more before 2018 comes to a close.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out what direction I want to go with myself, with the blog, and what type of book(s) I want to write.