Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Why Cyberspace Isn't Empty (But Should Be)

According to the editing screen for this blog, I have a minimum of five posts in draft state, waiting quietly in the background for me to finish them off and release them in their final form into my blog. I can't seem to make myself bring any of them to completion, though. I get 3/4 of the way through, and then think, "Wtf is this? Who *cares*?" and abandon them.

A partial list of my partial thoughts this week:

  1. Musings on American Idol, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson;
  2. A plea for packing advice (I might finish this one--how do you pack for 12 mos. in two different countries?);
  3. My opinion on various guidebooks for India (and a scathing review of Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?);
  4. Confessions of panic attacks and depression (multiple variations on a theme);
  5. A plea for cell phone advice (short form, can I live in London for three months without a phone? I don't think so);
  6. Summaries of our vacations that bored even me (the summaries, not the vacations);
  7. Reviews of the two dozen graphic novels I've read this summer;
  8. Even more boring things
This is perhaps a sign that the blog needs to be put out of its misery. The archives are really useful for me in those moments I need to know what I did on my 34th birthday, or when I was last in New York, that sort of thing. And I'm sure I'll want to write something or another down this coming year, but in the meantime, wow, how did my life get so incredibly dull?


Beth said...

You have to publish that travel guide post. At least half of the travel stuff I read about India makes me want to hurt people.

Si said...

I've come to the conclusion that I just don't fit any of the current target audiences: I'm not a backpacker, but I'm also not going to be spending the $$$$ to stay w/the Oberois. I like to stay put in one place longer than 3 days, unlike most backpackers. Sometimes I really need a guidebook, though. I usually end up piecing together information from two or three and hoping it's all more or less accurate.