11 June 2007

On Writing

You may be wondering why I'm not writing here as much as I used to. Most of my posts are picture heavy, rather than wordy like they used to be.

It's not like it used to be. I still love writing, but to post online I prefer to feel like people are actually reading what I put out there. I don't need a Pulitzer for goodness' sake. Nowadays, though, when I publish a post, I seem to hear crickets, like in the cartoons. I don't want to make this a sob story, but I don't want to waste my time online when there is little or no reaction.

This does not mean I don't write anymore. I've simply resurrected my old habit of using pen and paper. I purchased some pretty blank books, and I got some wonderful pens. Have you ever tried Pilot Varsity pens? They're a combination of ballpoint and fountain pens - it's my style, it combines the best of old-fashioned and modern. It's pleasing and smooth, and I get much less writer's cramp than I used to.

I'll never stop writing; it's my thing. I won't stop blogging, either, but it's going to be far less frequent. Okay, this is a call for validation. I don't get paid for blogging, so I need a reason to go on. If any of you among the crickets think I should should write more on this blog, let me know.

9 comments:

pjpuffin said...

you do what you have to. i always read your blog even though i rarely comment. i love your writing. but i love talking more.

Cin said...

I discovered your blog quite recently, and I enjoy it, which is why I visit regularly. It's your blog, your space - so do what you want! No need to explain :)

sandy said...

Cathy
Your blog is what keeps me going some days. It keeps me connected with you city folks. Don't stop now. I have learned so much about you that I never new. Keep them coming.

.:.marie.:. said...

You have a teriffic writing style. I say do what you want to do...but I do think we are going through a dry spell and things may pick up. Its good to leave some private things to good ol' pen and paper, but when it comes to your reviews, rants & Gata-isms I say keep 'em coming!

I haven't been blogging much because I've been so busy...but it's true I DO hear crickets whenever I do post.

So I suggest we ALL do the favor of leaving a brief comment - it really shows the writer/blogger that we are reading and enjoying the posts very much!

.:.marie.:. said...

Just wanted to add one more thing:

In agreement to SANDY, we do learn more and more about you that we wouldn't normally know under normal circumstances and it's refreshing to learn all the facets and many sides of Gata....

You enjoy the little things in life and it's truly inspiring. Okay enough gushing!

stevie- mono no aware said...

I am always here.
checking
and at times
missing when its a non post.
but I have to sign in ever time and well...

iza lazy...
but i like this link to ya.
but
overall
its your decision...
and darling...
i am no cricket!!!!!
at least I don't think i am...
maybe a cicada....
your shares here
are different then verbal face to face...
and i have always enjoyed them

stevie- mono no aware said...

I am always here.
checking
and at times
missing when its a non post.
but I have to sign in ever time and well...

iza lazy...
but i like this link to ya.
but
overall
its your decision...
and darling...
i am no cricket!!!!!
at least I don't think i am...
maybe a cicada....
your shares here
are different then verbal face to face...
and i have always enjoyed them

stevie- mono no aware said...

write write write
whine whine whine
its your blurting blog

k said...

i tend to respond to you in person, as you know, but i still read. as much as blogging gives the illusion of being about connectivity it is still mostly about the writer. i say follow the pen on this one.