Scratching at the edges, trying to rip the habit open and begin has been proving difficult.
I’ve support and ideas to offer back as thanks, I have an urge to do something, but the thread of action is so brittle that it takes just the lightest touch of distraction to shatter it to a million pieces.
An issue into which I place a lot of the blame (I see that it’s misguided and see that seeing it as misguided is just as bad) is I haven’t a place to call home. I’m eager to reduce the texture as much as possible so that I just kind of slip down a slope, falling back into writing again without much effort, hoping that with each morning that I fall from sleep I will find no effort in just … making a start.
This is why I decided to start with tumblr. I wish to eventually have a small section on Retinart that will be a mini-blog of sorts, dishing out the kind of content most use Tumblr for, so it seems fitting to just … start here.
So, for now, as I tease the water with my big toe, I’ll follow the lead of a few sites I’ve been enjoying of late, namely Rian van der Merwe’s wonderful Elezea, the eponymous kottke.org and a few others.
This site is decidedly selfish. I do not wish for any visitors, I do not wish for any notice to be taken of what I do here. This is a dress rehearsal. The content that follows won’t be what I do with Retinart, but what will sit at the edges of the longer form content I enjoy reading and writing.
Perhaps it’s best, or just easiest, to think of this as a scrapbook – a place to put ideas, old and new. I will be looking in these corners for inspiration and drive. I will be looking at content, often years old, and offering commentary in the hope of finding and igniting a lust for original content.
Right. Here we go.