Thursday, April 07, 2011

All things have their season?

The advice for story tellers was to start at the beginning and carry on until you get to the end and then finish. The more I read the last post in the other blog the more it feels like the last post in the other blog. It just feels right.

In many ways this is a good time to stop it. The story's become harder to tell, for reasons I've outlined before, and to be honest my heart's not in it any more. These are dangerous times, as usual, but whereas in the past the taking of the risks added a frisson to the game, these days it's just another layer of boredom on top of the same old same old...

I think that's the top and bottom of it: I'm bored shitless with it all. There are fresh new challenges, which look all too much like the same old challenges not even dressed up to disguise it a bit. And the deathless dramas are the same old deathless dramas we've repeated oh so very many times before. There may be a different number of people chasing a different number of chairs but when the music stops it's still the same old parlour game.

So I think I'll stop it there. I may change my mind but until I do I'll put those energies into making a better fist of keeping in contact with the blogosphere than I have been doing.

I'll still be posting to this blog; it serves a different purpose again.

11 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

Well, just so long as you keep posting here!
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet took the words out of my mouth.

Madame DeFarge said...

I empathise somewhat for similar reasons. Should have stayed in Iceland. But can I have first refusal on your back catalogue of wonderful post titles? They entertain me beyond compare.

Webrarian said...

I'll miss it, Kev, but your words ring horribly true.

Boredom with it ALL.

Restructures, tears, anger, backstabbing, pointlessness, consultants' reports that lead nowhere...

And the thought that WE aren't going to see nice fat early retirements as others have done in the past...

dinahmow said...

I've been one of the silent ones over at the 'dale.
Don't really know why, as I do comment here.

But I understand.

And it doesn't do to upset Scarlet - you never know what havoc she might wreak with the wretched memory stick! ;-)

Gadjo Dilo said...

So you're going to stop blogging there but carry on blogging here? OK, fair enough. Just consider the hours you spend at work as a irritating but temporary diversion from the real activities of your life, which definitely include entertaining us here.

Wow, the wordver is 'bless'

Scarlet Blue said...

Wow, the wordver is 'bless'

I am in tune with word verification code as 'bless' was my last comment of Kev's other blog.
How peculiar.
Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hi Scarley! How you doing? Funny, isn't it, sometimes the word ver knows what to write better than we know ourselves - in fact, I've a mind to set up an even better word verfication system called 'le mot juste'.

Word ver: 'pidalay', hmm, nope.

syncopated eyeball said...

Understood. Please stay on here though.

zmkc said...

One thing about blogging is that it does give you a troubling glimpse of what eternity might be like - I've started and I'm enjoying it at the moment but how and when do I get off this thing; does it have an end or must I post forever and ever and ever and ever and ...?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thanks all!

Webrarian: don't get me started on that one! (The pay cut takes effect this week.)

Madame DeF: I have a cunning plan.

zmkc: it ends when you've finished with it. ;-)