Nothing More, Nothing Less, A Thank You, And A Blog Break

Thursday, March 25, 2010

So right now I'm rotating between Clara Hill - Endlessly Freddie Joachim Remix, Shanghai Restoration, and Meg And Dia - and it's just the right mix.

Nothing More, Nothing Less

Over the last year or so, the content here has gotten exposed about a million times not counting where it gets seen in google alerts, spread by email, facebook, forums, or just on other people's sites with their own RSS headlines that includes things I post up here - and while I'm not the largest of bloggers or sites by any means - if I think about small newspapers, magazines, the first runs of books/cds/films, or the reach of grassroots organizations, I can't help but smile at the fact that hundreds of thousands of people get exposed to something new from the API community, or about race, racism, or just some random post.

But it's not door to door. It's not grassroots in that traditional sense.

It's new media. It's online.

And sometimes I have to remind myself that while everything co-exists together - in the end I'm a blogger - and whether it's posting up news, videos, press releases, or just some thought or rant - while being here allows me different avenues to extend that part of what I can do and what I can get involved in - at the core - and on that level - this is what I do.

Sometimes I forget that.

It's no more - and no less - than just what it is.

A Thank You

In so many ways, blogging here has helped me find out more about who I am, who I'm not, and in that way it's a perfect blend of who I am - geeky, Hallmark, opinionated, not a writer but someone who likes to type, a newshound, semi ADD, lover of all things fuzzy and cute, and a huge fan of film/media/technology and anything that just makes me laugh, makes me think, takes me to another place - these things that make up who I am - and I just wanted to say thanks.

To all those people that have inspired me, made me laugh, made me think, made me question myself, shown me around, shook my hand, taken the time to talk with me online and offline, shared what they have to offer - or in their own way - have given me some extra needed support even if they didn't really know it - thank you so much for doing what you do and being who you are.

A Blog Break

While in some ways it's self gratifying to say this - while I could monetize this blog - I don't get paid to do this. It's not an extension of a career, or a job, and while I'm not the first, or the last, or always altruistic - in many ways it can - and has - led to so many great things - and I hope it continues to do so.

But it's time for a blog break.

Sometimes there's that fine line between being immersed in things around you - and forgetting what it's all about - what really makes me tick - and being a blogger - being around so much - consuming so much at times - I have to take a step back - and I think right now's a good time to do that - re-think, re-evaluate, re-energize - maybe just hang out for a bit - figure out what I want to happen next, get some ice cream, take a walk, catch up on all the movies I haven't been watching - and like I think I said in a past post - just breathe for a little bit.


See you in a couple weeks.