Without a crown, see, I still burn-- KRS One

Without a crown, see, I still burn-- KRS One
This is J. Lahondere. I am egotistical enough to write a blog. Thank you for placating me.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014 Hiatus

Hi K-Mart's Basement.

I haven't written in this for a long time. It feels like a long time. It's not that I ran out of things to say, but more like I just sort of realized that my insights into things are not new, and not really readable anyway. A lot can change in three years of working and reading and writing, and I feel kind of stupid about most of the things I've written in here. I am not closing down this blog by any means, but I feel like it's going to take some time before I feel ready to devote time to this again. Not that anything I had to say was revolutionary by any means. I never really thought it was. I just had a handful of friends or acquaintances who would check in on me and make me feel like I was smart or something. I don't know where they all are now.

Anyway, we're still on hiatus. Maybe once grad school is over, we can try this again.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

2013 Hiatus

I know it's 21 days into the 9th month of 2013, but I wanted to make it clear that this is simply another hiatus. I spend a lot of time online (too much) and I often come across blogs that ended one or two years ago. They always have these "goodbye" messages that always strike me as ineffably sad for some reason. I don't even know the people associated with the blogs, I'm just sad that they are gone after what appears to be so many years of work. Some of them are blogs that ran from 2003 through 2008, or 2001 through 2010. And then this goodbye message from 2007 or 2011 just stays there for all time.

I suppose blogs aren't really that important/popular anymore, now that the excitement of being able to publish whatever you want online has definitely worn off. Maybe it's just people my age who were so fascinated by it. We were the ones who were teenagers when suddenly the internet made socializing with the entire earth possible. Those who went before us were too old to care, those who came after saw it as utterly commonplace. Now we're in our late twenties or early thirties and the thrill has diminished? I don't know. It's not like anyone ever read this stuff anyway; I just liked the idea that someone COULD read it.

For people like me it started with personal home pages in the late nineties (Livejournal stuff) and then became really popular with blogging... Then there was Myspace, followed by Facebook (which nobody cares about anymore). It seems that lots of people talk about Twitter, but to me that's just a place for famous people to put out insipid thoughts on insipid topics at however many characters at a time.

Has the internet just become like television? What was once miraculous is now utterly banal and normal? It feels that way to me. It also feels like fewer people care about text-based things where video and pictures are all the rage. A blog is usually just a big block of text and it's really internal and really boring.

I'm not giving up on my blog. In fact, these past couple of years have given me plenty of experiences to write about. Just checking in on this place, so that anyone else like me out there who happens to stumble upon the blog won't see "2012 Hiatus" as the final status and feel a twinge of sadness at it. It's not dead yet. I'll be back when I have something that I actually feel is important enough to write about.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 Hiatus

I've decided to put this blog on another hiatus. I do this every year or so because I just get disgusted with the idea of putting my own half-baked thoughts onto the internet. It's a stupid thing and it's vain, I think. I have no desire to talk to anyone at the moment or to have my thoughts read by strangers. I'll come back eventually, when I feel like I have something else worth saying.