A Blog is Not Something I Ever Really Wanted to Do
…in fact, I used to think that unless you have something truly useful or important to say, the use of blogs is a little narcissistic. After all, you’re assuming that your thoughts are worthy of being broadcast to the masses: that people want to read your diary.
But blogs aren’t just diaries anymore; I think the concept has fractured a bit, into both a “diaristic mode” (i.e., whatever’s going on in my life) and a “subject based mode”, where the blogger speaks to a single theme with each post (i.e., a freelance designer talking about her work experiences, or an equipment rental house posting about the latest new gear).
Both modes can be valid, and many blogs are a mix of the two. And while narcissism may be involved, it doesn’t mean someone won’t find value in what you have to say. It seems that the content, rather than the mode, is the determining factor of whether or not a blog is worth someone’s time.
As for this blog, I’ll let you make that decision. Posts will probably be infrequent, but that’s my way of maintaining some level of quality control. And while I may discuss technology, this is NOT a tech blog (for that, look to my Twitter).
This blog is about film, and as a filmmaker, random bits of theory– some brief, some more expansive– will often pop into my head; I find it beneficial to my own thought process to work them out in writing. I’m not billing myself as particularly intelligent or insightful here (though my ego may sometimes convince me otherwise): with that in mind, I’m asking you to think of it more like a thought journal that you stumbled on in the road, or a conversation with a friend over drinks. Nothing earth-shattering; just the random musings of a student in his field. Take them for what they’re worth.