Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Validation, Anyone?

I’ve fallen so far behind in my blogging interactions over the past few months, I don’t even know where to start catching up. I almost find myself not caring anymore, though—about catching up, I mean.

Almost, that is.

But if I get weighed down trying to read all the archived posts I’ve missed, I’ll just get further behind. And there’s some really interesting stuff that’s happened on the blogs I try to follow and I want to jump into the dialogue, but, again, I don’t even know where to start.

Oh, the double bind I find myself in!

And to make matters worse, as I was sorting through the backed up queue in my Google Reader this morning, I really felt like I’ve been left behind: hyperreality has moved on out without me.

Now I know what it must feel like to be a bride left at the altar.

None of this is even to mention that I don’t know where to begin (again) here. I’ve been seriously rethinking what I want to focus on with “Chasing,” especially since Theric over at “Thmazing’s Musings” labeled me “artsy fartsy academic,” since I’ve become co-blogger at “A Motley Vision” (where I get my Mormon Arts and Culture fix), and since so much of my time is/will be spent in major offline projects—like raising our daughters, spending time with my wife, working on a PhD, sleeping (or not), etc.

So where does that leave me? I’m not quite sure right now, but I’ve got time to figure it out, don’t I? I’m on Christmas break now, so I can do some catching up in the next few weeks. But then there’s that whole family thing and the reading and writing I’ve been itching to do for months now.

Maybe I’ve just go to accept the fact that I’m always going to be just a bit behind.

Better to be that, I suppose, than a big rear end.

Either way, can’t you tell I’m aching for some validation?

So, if you please, validate me (or at least humor me through this blogging slump).