So, the fact is, I feel like this blog has gotten pretty boring.
Blogging is a tricky and somewhat deceptive business, you see; on the surface, it looked like i was signing up to do something that had to do with my thoughts, with sharing pieces of my world—via words…and of course, i was…but the fact is (the other fact, i mean), that in this world of images and awesome images, words alone are pretty boring.
I’ve always lamented that. I’ve often felt that, if given the choice, I would have been visually artistic instead of literarily-inclined (<–that is not a real word; the irony is not lost on me). By that I mean: I’d rather be good at art than good with words. Everyone loves art. Words take longer for you, the reader/the audience; they require something of you—you have to commit to words. You have to be willing to read them, to listen to them, to sift through them. Art implants itself in your mind instantly, and the image travels with you as you do other things, haunting you for free.
But a third fact (or are we on four now?) is that I am not very good at art. I mean, I love it—and I’m not strictly speaking terrible at it (I won Pictionary one time). But I’m definitely not very good. Which really doesn’t bother me too much. Except when it comes to this blog. Mostly I use words on this blog. Sometimes I try to find an a propos picture, but really I’m just more comfortable with words. Which means that most of my blog posts are words-only, which brings me back to the first fact, which is that I feel like this blog is getting boring.
I’m a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions. I’m such a big believer, in fact (again), that I make them all throughout the year, all the time, every couple of weeks. (I follow through on…fewer…resolutions than I make.) And this year I would like to resolve to try and make this blog a little more interesting—or at least somewhat less boring. And for that, the fact remains: I need more pictures.
Thankfully, I do have a halfway decent digital camera (in all honesty, it’s probably much more decent than that, but I know almost nothing about how to use it. Other than which button to push to hear the click that confirms that a photo was taken. And how to download said photo to my computer), so I think I have some small chance of being a little more visual with my posts.
All of which is a very long, roundabout way of explaining why I’ll be trying a few new themes for this blog. A new look.I’m hoping that using a more photo-centric theme will inspire/coerce (such a fine line) me to attach at least one photo to every post.
And, I think the facts speak for themselves (but who doesn’t love a little help): that will make my blog less boring.