I don’t think anyone is reading this blog unless they happen upon it. I’m sure it’s not particularly interesting most of the time.
And I’m not sure I want to make it more interesting.
Obviously, I wouldn’t want to bore a reader on purpose but seeing as I am writing here for my own sake, as a placeholder, as a daily ritual, the reader is not the main focus of this particular type of writing.
If I were to think about potential readers, I would probably post far less frequently because ai would get too tangled up in what to say on any given day.
Instead, I am thinking more of some writing advice I read a long time ago – ‘What do you need them to know?’
I’m concerned with saying what I mean to say as clearly as I can instead of concerning myself with whether the reader likes what I am saying.
I mean, I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read anything I have written but I think it’s important for me, and for any readers, to know the whys and hows of this blog.
I’m writing to keep my gears turning, for the comfort of ritual, to make sure that my brain knows the way to the page.
On some days, the way to the page is clear and I have something specific to say.
On others, I am stumbling forward and I have to find something to say.
The posts here are about the process of thinking and posting much more than about trying to be any good.
I’ll worry about that in other contexts.