Monday, January 31, 2011

I can talk the talk

but fail at walk the walk.

I know that blogging is one of those things you mainly have to do for love. But I've gotten so accustomed to having comments on blog posts in my story blogs that I'm really nearly ready to abandon the lot of them.

After I cry about the whole thing that is. Sad, I know.


  1. I understand, PiB. <3 It's tough, especially now that Chrysame's gone and for all we know, Dee may follow suit. It's hard to tell at this point.

    What's helped me is posting my story up elsewhere, but it's not the same. Still, things change, and sometimes you either have to bite the bullet or let it go. I'll understand if you do let them go, but I imagine you'd regret if you did.

    Blogs are kind of a fickle business, I've noticed. It starts out about writing, but in the end most people just seem to write in order to get pageviews. Trust me, I've fallen into the same trap worrying about it, it's incredibly easy to do--so if that's how you feel, don't be ashamed of it. Just try to put yourself back on the right path. If that means taking a break? Maybe that's what you need. I wouldn't be happy about it, but, you have to do what feels good for *you*. Above all, *you* are the most important person with the most important opinion. Remember that.

    If I can offer any sort of suggestion, it would be to take your writing instead to a journal of some sort for a while. Maybe a physical copy on your nightstand, or something in Notepad (I suggest the physical copy). Focus on being proud of it for a while, instead of *others* being proud of it.

    I say that because one reason I have such a back-load of screenshots is because, in a way, I partly want to keep them for myself. I go over hundreds of screenshots and just tell myself the story, in my head, and fall in love with it regardless of how other people feel about it. When it's personal, no one else can disappoint me. I share it once I'm ready to let go, because at that point, what anyone thinks of it will no longer matter. At that point, I love it so intensely that no one can change how it makes me feel.

    Love your story as part of you, PiB. The world can do nothing but disappoint--only let your own feelings matter. It is the *hardest* thing in the whole damn world to do, but it is worth every ounce of the effort it takes to get there.

    Many hugs. <3

  2. An unintended side effect of this post was a new follower on all the blogs. My first follower of Sims blogs that I know in real life. Hi Simon, do you have any clue what the hell you signed up for? Lol

    Oh and I was partly depressed because it looked like you were about to disappear too. You, Chrysame and Dee going at the same time was very sad.

    Whinging on this blog made me feel better and so onward I go. :)

  3. Haha! Glad to hear one of your friends has decided to drop on in. Very cool!

    Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. I've got a lot on my plate right now is all--but abandoning my blog, especially right in the middle of a season, is the last thing I want to do. I'm going to be around at *least* until I finish Season 6, and by then I'll probably have even more I want to write!

    Hope you're feeling better. This whole cyclone thing probably isn't helping, either. <3