For those of you that were asking, I’m not dead. I’m not even hurt again, which surprises me more than anyone.
About the recent lack of updates, to be totally honest, I just don’t have anything to talk about. I get my inspiration from two places: 1) from interacting with people and 2) getting ideas that hit me when I’m at the gym. The latter also requires that I’m thinking about something interesting enough to write about, and that I follow up on it (or even remember it) when I get home, which isn’t always the case.
I’ve pulled myself away from almost all forum participation in the last half-year. There’s no drama behind that; I just don’t enjoy forum participation the way I used to. It’s always the same questions, the same personality archetypes, the same people arguing over the same stupid shit with the same piss-poor reading comprehension and child-like lack of reasoning abilities. The bottom line is that I get very little back from the time spent on forums (or Twitter, or Facebook, or any social media construct), and I’d rather be doing other things with that time.
The reason I mention this is because it’s dried up a lot of my inspiration. If there was a benefit to being a pajama-clad postulator in a most Shaf-like fashion, it was that I almost always had some kind of topic to write about. The well is much drier these days. Combine that with my seasonal burn-out that seems to come every few months and it’s slim pickings on the blogging front.
Which brings me to the point. If you folks want me to talk about things, chime in with some ideas. I’m horrible about responding to emails and private messages, so don’t get offended if I don’t reply to you. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that I’m easily distracted and don’t prioritize my electronic communications. But I do read most everything that isn’t spam, so if you’ve got things you want me to talk about, let me know.
Hell at this point it doesn’t even have to be lifting, fitness, or diet-related. I’ll talk about booze, coffee, fighting, how to troll web communities, my favorite TV shows, I don’t even care.