Honestly, it’s been something of a relief. Though I started this blog with the intent of keeping it going as much as possible, I have no idea how some of you bloggers out there manage one (or more) posts every day. Of course, I have been busy trying to finish BaCwS, as well as tending to the demands of my real life.
That’s right. I’m sure it may come as a shock to many of you, especially since I don’t talk about it much, but there is indeed a real human being on the other side of the information stream, his digits clicking away amidst the press of plastic alpha-numeric equivalencies. I don’t tend to talk about my real life much, mostly because I’m very big on compartmentalisation, but also because I’m a firm believer in the power of enigmaticism. There is a mystic quality to any mystery, of that there is no mistake. When knowledge is withheld, it excites the innate storyteller in all of us. In the presence of a vacuum of information, our consciousnesses will rush in to fill the void, imagining anything and everything, possible and impossible, in our desire to stem the looming tide of fearful unknowing.
Tell a person something about yourself and they’ll try to know you.
Don’t tell them anything, and they’ll try to understand you.
And I’d much rather be sparingly understood than widely known, I fear.
Now, I have been nominated for a few peer awards upon starting this blog which I am very thankful for, but have largely ignored up until now. Mostly because, as flattered as I am (and I am very flattered), these don’t seem to be awards so much as chain letters.
However, it has been pointed out to me that the peer awards are good as an excuse for networking and showcasing the talents of fellow bloggers, and I do love showcasing the greater blogging community. So, instead of accepting the awards formally, I have instead decided to simply give a few honourable mentions to a few blogs that I think deserve it. 🙂
A Clown On Fire – I’m certain many of you are familiar with Le Clown’s work. For anyone unfamiliar with him, Le Clown’s irreverant writing style and backhanded observations are well worth checking out. Do yourself a favour.
29 – The blog of the one Copper Sloane Levy. Copper’s intelligent, factually-informed opinion blog appeals to the knowledge-hound in me. Well informed, witty, and, above all, always interesting. Bad-ass work, Copper.
She Said What? – A random collection of thoughts, stories and topics from the talented Stephanie Rogers. Somehow Stephanie always manages to make me smile, which makes her blog a priceless commodity in mine eyE.
thisoldtoad – Chris Jensen’s blog journals his life on the streets of Vancouver. His POV photography and reflections on urban travels really sparks something inside me and speaks to a societal wound. Great work.
dazedandconfused – Poetic, dark, and definitely 18+, Amelthalt Blinks has captured something candid and erotic in a scene heavily saturated with mediocre erotica. Unapologetic and well-written. Standing ovation.
Readful Things Blog – Ionia Martin is a treasure to the blogging and independant writing community. Whether writing poetry, book reviews or opinions articles, Ionia’s posts are always engaging. You’re a peach, I.M..
Let me just say that there are so many awesome blogs out there that I follow that it was hard to pick just a few for a mention. I will try to make a regular habbit of giving more of you guys the props you so obviously deserve.
In the meantime, I’ve got plans on the horizon for an ongoing series of posts designed to draw out the enigmatic story-tellers in all of us. Just when you thought I couldn’t make any more bad puns on the title of this blog…
Coming soon – eyE[potheticals] 🙂