Friday, August 25, 2017

Forgetting the Neat and Organized

It has been a long while since I was here. The reason is that I did move the blog to a separate domain. One those blogs whose design is customized to suit your fancy, and you host it on a domain that you pay for so that it feels like it really does belong to you. You also feel that you are now on a different level, or that you have become "professional" enough, putting yourself under pressure to write "better" to keep up with your new "style". I then found myself struggling for content (my mind prefers the haphazard way)...of course, I did publish some stuff but then I realize that the joy is gone. I am struggling to think in the compartmentalized way that the blog has been designed, and to make it all clean and neat as supposed to the random mumblings I had here. Mmm.

I am not saying that it was a bad thing. Just that it was not the same. And after some time I realize that I don't really dig the new different. I don't have to evolve the blog like the others have. I stopped visiting the blogosphere frequently, and that meant I started missing all those blogs I use to follow, the ones that would automatically appear on my list here. This meant missing all the wisdom, knowledge and funny stuff I would interact with. I long for how stuff was before.

But then maybe it is just that the world and everything that's in it eventually evolves. Maybe stuff would have remained the same had I opted to stay here anyway. Maybe guys just get bored and want to try something different, and then later you realise the something different was not much fancy anyway. To cut a long story short, I have decided to come back here and see it will bring back the joys of blogging I use to enjoy. Maybe it will not. If it does not then I will know it is time to shut everything down and move on...

I was trying to be all neat and presentable 

But I prefer the old cheekiness and spontaneity


  1. Welcome back to your blogspot blog Charles! I've missed you.

    I don't know how I did it but I didn't see your last post where you mentioned you had moved to a new site. I thought you disappeared from the blogging scene altogether.

    In the time I've been blogging (about 7 years( I've seen many changes. Many bloggers have gone on to other things, some have passed on and others have changed up their blogging habits. So things never stay the same. I myself have been away for half a year and only now returning. I won't be back to full time regular posts for awhile yet but it may happen. Like you I've contemplated a stand alone blog (where you pay), a different focus or stopping altogether. But I think this blog will suit me fine for awhile.

    Take care and keep on blogging when you can :-)

    1. Thanks for your insight. Visited your blog the other day and happy to see that you are still going strong. Yes at times change is inevitable but not all change is always good...that is why we have traditions!