My Shifting Paradigm

Well, I've done it again. Not two weeks ago I apologized for not updating frequently enough and promised to keep on top of it. Of course, here I am again, apologizing for a lack of posting. My recent lack of progress has prompted me to take a look at what I'm doing here, why I'm doing it, and how I'm going to continue (or if I should continue). With this weblog, I've mostly concerned myself with things like film, literature, and technology. It might be time for a change. I had a good time finding and posting things I thought were under-represented in the mainstream (as well as commenting on the things in the mainstream), but I find that my interests have shifted a bit lately. This is not to say that I no longer enjoy those things which have previously occupied this space, just that there might be some new areas of interest popping up, namely, politics. In case you didn't notice, there was a distinct drop off in the quantity of posts after the 9/11 attacks, and this is mostly due to the fact that I now find myself spending hours reading up on things like Israel and Iraq and military history. In any event, those things didn't really fit into the scope of this weblog, so the posting here went down. Of course, there are other reasons, too (*caugh, caugh* Everything2).

So far I've tried to keep my weblog "timeless", so to speak; rarely did I comment on "timely" news, and when I did, it was usually accompanied by what I thought was its relation to the bigger picture. So I don't indend on becoming another warblog; there are plenty of those already. I don't want to focus on the latest bullet being thrown at terrorists, and if I do, it will probably be used as a segue for something more general or, rather, more relevant (ie, focusing on the bigger picture). I argue about timely events on the message boards at 4degreez; I don't intend to do the same thing here. Time will tell if this will be a worthwhile addition to the weblog, and I certainly don't intend to neglect my film/literature/technology interests in the mean time. Good day, and hopefully you'll be reading something relevant here tomorrow.