I’ve got BWB….
…blog writers’ block. It seems my trouble with writing of late comes down to one thing – I’d rather be happy than right. I’m in the throws of committing what seems to be the central sin of a political blogger. I’d rather be happy than right – and spending a lot of time culling the news for topics to react to seems like an exercise in creating unhappiness.
At present I’m tired of complaining about this politician or that scallywag. Even in the best of posts the core is always complaint. Is this a bad thing? No. The conversation, the argument, the blow back is important. Very important. Thank God so many pointed out the sexism in 2008. We’ll not go back there again in the same way ever. Loud voices changed the conversation.
I’m convinced now of one thing. The game is rigged completely. Worse, most people – in fact nearly everyone – have a dog in the hunt. Mine was the fun of writing every night, usually to point out who was wrong and why. It isn’t fun anymore and it’s not helpful on a personal level.
But for now I’d rather be happy than right. Life is good, but one must pay attention to notice. I have not been for too long.
I love the regulars around here, the community that’s grown. I mean love, too. I feel close to many of you.
Will I keep writing? Almost certainly. Topics pop up everyday I engage for a moment. Then they quickly feel far less important. I love the radio shows. Love doing them. Love the conversation. For the moment I’d rather be happy than right…