“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.” - Albert Camus
It is getting boring. There is little left to say - as far as good things, things that could really help people. Although that is presumptuous to say. I can't help anyone. I also seem to be repeating myself - year after year - writing pretty much the same stuff over and over. Likewise, as I read other blogs, I notice the same pattern. Repetitive blogging - until the next scandal or disaster. But don't get excited - I won't stop blogging yet. I know I'm a disappointment to you, but join the club.
It is difficult not to view most bloggers as meddlesome busybodies - not so much the professional sites and reputable bloggers, I'm thinking of many of the small wanna-bes. I include myself in that category - I'm always self-critical about this stuff.
The blog interferes with daily life. When I was working, it took over my job. I never wanted to admit that. I can't see how someone can actually write posts on a daily basis, sometimes posting several posts a day - as well as keeping up on news, blogs, and twitter, facebook, and all the rest without neglecting the duties of one's state in life. When does one pray?
I've been asking myself: Is your mind, your heart in your prayer, your duties - that is where Our Lord is? Or do you experience everything as something to blog about - to discuss? Do you watch yourself think, pray, act? Do you focus your attention on the comments and links? Are you checking your emails and com box all the time? In other words, are you more interested in what people say and think - about you? Do you spend time formulating responses? Do you become upset that someone you don't even know said something that hurt your feelings? Do you spend too much time defending yourself against the opinions of bloggers and commenters who do not even know you; those who have no power over you, nor ability to affect you or your salvation?
Unless your job is to blog - and even then one can not only deceive oneself, one can also exploit the goodwill and generosity of others - I think there may be something wrong in your life - some responsibility you may be avoiding, some dissatisfaction you aren't recognizing. Perhaps you are not being honest - at least with yourself.
Maybe it's just me.
Gotta work on a painting.