Sometimes I feel as if I could blog all day every day, and other times I feel like I couldn’t write another blog post if my life depended on it. At the moment I’m feeling a bit of the latter, as some readers might have intuited from the fact that for the first time in a long time, I blogged not once all last week.
Part of the blame for this goes to the disorderly state of my blogging software. I’m eager to move off of Movable Type and over to Expression Engine, but it’s a process that’s going to take lots of time (even though I’ve been receiving the generous help of some readers like Adam Khan in getting up to speed with the new software). In the meanwhile, it kind of pains me to continue to mess around with the existing platform.
Function Follows the Form
I’m also a bit frustrated, I think, by the very form of Subtraction.com. There is something about its presentation — the way the front page looks and the way it leads into the article page — that makes it very hard to do anything but publish articles — and therefore to blog anything that doesn’t take the form of an expository essay. To be honest, I often weary of having to hammer out the minimally well-articulated arguments that I post here (such as they are).
Ever since I first began blogging, I’ve always wanted an outlet for less explicit, more abstract posts, somewhere I can just throw doodles, experiments, found miscellany of all sorts — all without feeling the obligation to explain them. A bulletin board for ideas, in a sense, rather than a sort of a periodical, which this site often more closely resembles.
At any rate, I’m going to see if I can bring back a bit of that enthusiasm for blogging that I usually have in such ample supply. However, if you see a continued dearth of new posts, it should be safe to assume that I’m devoting my energies to a coming re-architecture of this site. That, or I’m watching TV.