Weaving it together
26 December, 2005
I’m trying to organize my online life. It’s actually feeling doable, which is probably because I’m outside my normal life right now for the holidays and have a lot of time to kill. For someone who has never thought of herself as a blogger (it’s just such an ugly word), I have quite an array: a defunct political/musing blog, a neglected knitting blog, a growing photoblog, and a moderately trafficked personal journal.
Anyway, I noticed a bit ago that my interests, which have always seemed so disparate, have a common thread: HOW I am interested in them. It starts when I get bit by interest in something, usually through a friend but sometimes de novo. At first I totally overdose on reading and talking about it and starting projects in it, some of which I finish before it fades. Fade it always does, and a few projects go unfinished and books go unread, but the knowledge is mostly intact. Some get integrated into my life, some lay dormant until I get re-obsessed, but they all come back and they all stick around to some degree.
Hence the blogs: I knit, I (used to) mainline politics and I am now taking pictures. Obsessions I haven’t started blogs about: working out, baseball, online dating, singing, film, driving/BMWs, iProducts, wine…In six months who knows? I might be leading a chavurah or reading at poetry slams. (A baseball re-obsession is a safe bet for next summer, though. Especially if the Cubs sign Tejada!)
And now, you’ll be able to read all about it in one convenient location!