How my blog died and how I aim to resurrect it...
I am a fascinating guy, I lead an insanely interesting life and everyone is interested in hearing what I have to say. My blog will therefore be an instant runaway success with more devoted followers than all the major world religions combined.
That was what I told myself as I started this blog way back in the Summer of 2012. No, really, I said that. Out loud. To myself.
I wrote a grand total of six posts. Which no one really seemed to read. So I guess I rank somewhere between Jehovah’s Witness and Jedi.
The problem is I didn’t really believe my own sales pitch. Of course I didn’t. Who would? I’d have to be a total dick-cheese to believe that crock. Sure, I can turn a pretty phrase but I’m still basically just an average guy living an average life without a whole lot of above-average goings-on to report. And that, I realise now, is why blogging takes a lot more dedication than I applied in my first dabble. So, evidently, I’ve decided to give it another go. But what to write about? The first time around I was on this huge adventure, with my play on at the Edinburgh Festival, surrounded for an entire month by more culture than I’d seen in the preceding twenty-seven years of my life. There was potential stellar blog material everywhere I looked. But I was so busy I had no time to write anything. And it seems to me it would be easier to get a blowjob in a nunnery than it is to get internet access in Scotland.
Inevitably, once I got back to civilisation (sorry Scottish people… but it’s true) and the drudgery of everyday life as an aspiring playwright, I had nothing much to write about. I refuse to be one of these bloggers who writes about their cat (primarily because I don’t have one, and secondly because I can’t believe anyone in their right mind would be interested in reading about the mundane antics of a complete stranger’s poorly domesticated animal). And so the blog died a sudden and frankly well-deserved death.
Despite all of the above, I decided to resurrect it. This time around it will take on a different shape entirely and be less about me (and therefore by default become a lot more interesting…). This time it’s going to be about things I’m interested in. And before you point out the fact that the subject of that sentence was still ‘I’… yeah ok, fine, it’s still slightly about me. But it’s a blog. It’s supposed to be personal, isn’t it?
I will be blogging about films, books, music, television shows and pretty much anything else I can think of that I love (or love to hate). This way, it should be easier to keep the blog going, because I have a voracious appetite for these things and enjoy sharing my opinions with anyone who’ll listen (who doesn’t?). Hopefully you’ll join me on the ride and discover some great new stuff you might otherwise never have experienced. And I’m counting my proverbial chickens here, but I also hope that the blog will gain a bit of interest and some of you internet peeps out there in the ether will show me some mad shit I could never have dreamed existed. Because that, after all, is what life’s all about.
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