Changing your mind.
I’ve had a day or so to reflect on Tuesday’s blog post, where I discussed my tendency to write trivial crap about myself instead of thoughtful, elegantly worded think-pieces about more general subjects. While I do wish I was more skilled at think-pieces, I’ve decided that maybe blog posts about trivial crap aren’t so bad after all.
The term “blog” is a mashup of “web” and “log,” and a log (besides being an awesome toy according to Ren & Stimpy) is a journal. Journals are the recorded personal thoughts of the writer. Sometimes they’re professional and sometimes they’re personal. Blogs blur that line, as the most personal thoughts are the ones that draw the most interest online. People enjoy the behind-the-scenes workings of their favorite entertainment, and blogs can offer a peek behind the curtain in many ways. What was going on in that writer’s life when he wrote that funny joke, tragic moment, or awesome battle scene? Was something outside of the comic’s creative process influencing the direction of the story? Blogs can offer hints at that, and sometimes entries about personal trivial crap can be insightful in their own way.
So I’m not going to stop writing about the music I listen to, the video games I’ve played, or the shenanigans of my adventures in work-from-home fatherhood. Trivial as they may be, they’re behind-the-scenes looks at what we hope is one of your favorite bits of entertainment. Is what goes on behind the scenes is interesting? That’s for you to decide.