I started it to document my experience putting up The One Eyed Cat & Other Tales of Need. From there, I decided to keep it -- mainly as a personal journal of my experiences as an actor and writer. It is ridiculously inwardly-focused, I know, so it is by no means a "must-read" or even a "would-read" on the theater scene.
But that's okay with me. It's mainly something for myself now. This has been a fascinating time of my life and I'm glad to have documented it. Someday it will likely provide amusement -- again, mostly for myself.
Having said that, I read a lot of other blogs -- some of them performance-related, others not. Many of those blogs seek to contribute wisdom or impart information to others or provide fodder for debate. Sometimes I do that, but mostly I don't. But here are things, based on my reading of others' blogs, that I will never do with this blog:
- Apologize for being away or for not blogging. As if anyone cares.
- Start an entry by saying I have absolutely nothing to say, then going on for paragraph after paragraph anyway. When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
- Back-date posts, as if it's important to fill every day with a new post. That's cheating.
- Say anything about anyone else I wouldn't say to their face. Which is why this blog is pretty boring.
- Refer to myself in the third person.
- Talk about "my readers" or address them directly in that way.
- Create multiple issue-specific sub-blogs that I don't bother to keep up.
I'm sure there's more. I will add to the list as necessary. Bye-bye 2008, you mostly shithole of a year.