Forgotten How

randomlychad  —  November 13, 2014 — 5 Comments

I think I’ve forgotten how to blog. How to write. Or at least have forgotten what I loved about it in the first place. Sitting here, staring at the blank page, it’s hard to believe this site used to see updates from me five days a week.

How did he do it? That guy that used to be so passionate, so engaged? I he guess he forgot that his work was never about him at all, but was about you–the reader.

He forgot that this was intended to be a place to make you laugh, think, reach for God. Instead, he made it about himself.

But that guy is done. He’s not welcome here anymore. This blog is about you–about what reaches you, blesses you, what challenges you, what makes you tick. Because this writer believes that unless you see yourself reflected back at you in these words you’ll breeze out of here like yesterday’s news.

So what would you like to see written about here?




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Christ-follower, husband, dad, blogger, reader, writer, movie buff, introvert, desert-dweller, omnivore, gym rat. May, or may not, have a burgeoning collection of Darth Vader t-shirts. Can usually be found drinking protein shakes, playing with daughter, working out with his son, or hanging out with his wife. Makes a living playing with computers.

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  • Hi Chad, I haven’t read your blog in a while, so I’m just catching up -- but -- I *like* reading about your life.

    How’s your family -- wasn’t your wife unwell a while ago? How is she now?
    You have good taste in books -- what are you reading / have you read lately?
    Done anything cool / interesting lately?

    Anyway, that’s what I’d like to see written about! That’s all, peace out!

    • James, thanks for reading! I appreciate that you do. Thanks for the vote of confidence--you’re the second person in as many days encouraging me to be me, i.e., to write with my voice.

      My wife is doing betting, but we still have some challenges ahead. Thanks for asking!

      I’ve been working through East of Eden. It was kind of a slow burn for me, and now I don’t want it to end. Took a break from it to read Scott Smith’s The Ruins (about a fateful trip to Mexico).

      I’ve been working out since the end of July. Putting on some muscle, but I’m finding that the old spare tire doesn’t shrink quite as quickly as it used to. 🙂 <--will probably be writing about that at some point.

      Thanks again for your support!

      • Cool, keep up the good work man -- I have the same spare tire problem!!

  • It’s a grind, bro.

    • Yeah, it is, Larry--but there’s joy in the grind. And that’s how I’m going to spend my time: looking for the silver linings.