Adjusting the Lens

My “signature” blog has lost its focus. I guess it’s more accurate to say I have lost my focus. I’ve become a little of everything and a lot of nothing. I feel like I’ve said it all. I’ve gotten over concerned with my own narrative, and feel the need for a fresh start.

My sweetness and light, nature girl persona has gotten more complicated. Wear and tear from daily hand-to-hand combat on the stock market has taken its toll. A brother’s illness has robbed me of sleep. The explosion of new social media has fragmented traditional personal blogging, leaving some of us (me) chasing our tails (and our tales) and not reading old friends as we once did. Buzz, Reddit, StumbleUpon,, Delicious, Technorati and all the others have us clicking through pages and links, seeing more, reading less, following a winding road to what was (for me) fast becoming a creative dead end. It’s a drive-by sublimation of the hard work of real writing, and for me at least, it’s no longer working.

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