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I am Reborn [Mar. 23rd, 2008|08:02 pm]
I have decided to start blogging again for the good of my writing skills and mental sanity. Endless covering letters have dulled my mind and the part of my brain that sort of enjoys writing needs a less tedious place to find occasional sanctuary. So consider me reborn, on this day that we celebrate the resurrection of our lord and saviour. It will be like those rebellious University years again, where I would endlessly plague you faithful readers with any random thought I vainly felt was worth sharing. With age and wisdom this vanity has waned and as a result so has the posting, but I am determined to force its return if this means any kind of productivity.

Having just gone through some of my older entries, many of them do seem very pointless, but I do like the fact there is an online record of what I have been thinking and I am determined to make the last few empty months (or possibly years) on this blog more of a lull than a ending to my historic digital record. To ensure this actually happens will mean fighting a natural urge to remain inactive, so I will have to be even less critical than usual about what I consider blog-worthy if there is any chance at all. That said I intend to offer more trivia and web links than I used to for added entertainment, as I find I acquire a lot of these since becoming a regular visitor of digg.com earlier in the year. Posting the odd news story on someone’s Facebook wall does not seem like nearly enough shared coverage.

Of course one thing I must consider in this revival is the change in dynamic. In the old days I basically had three readers, but with these entries now being published as Facebook notes my potential audience has increased by precisely 2800%. Taking responsibility for this would mean adopting a far less personal tone and probably limiting the sort of topics I cover so as not to offend people. I have therefore decided to ignore it and continue to aim the blog at my University clique in an effort to alienate all those beloved Facebook strangers, who if reading this will hopefully consider themselves rude for virtual eavesdropping. Obviously though they should become regular readers anyway, as having a huge secret fan base seems the kind of thing that would greatly appeal to my re-embraced sense of vanity.

That’s probably enough text for today, which could have been summarised in the sentance, “I am going to start blogging again”, but there is little opportunity for philosophical sprawling with such efficiently written statements.

My internet offering for this post is www.adam-buxton.co.uk, which I know Kim already reads. Whilst I remember watching Adam & Joe from time to time, I seem to have overlooked how funny Buxton can be and his blog is hilariously awesome in places as well as being very extensive. It’s also partly responsible for the decision to start mine again and has led me to propose a theory that more blog-worthy events will happen in life if one is actively seeking content to blog about, thus leading to increased life satisfaction. I feel this makes sense, and as an added bonus it should mean become less introverted if I write here more frequently.

Come to think of it, most films and TV shows featuring therapists do include a scene where they recommend the patient keeps a diary so whilst my theory may not be completely original, it is at least reassuring that I am probably thinking intelligently.

Today’s Wikipedia sourced trivia offering is some light Easter folklore, in case you were wondering where the egg laying rabbit concept came from ...and you should be if you arn't just a mindless slave to cultural tradition:

In English, the etymology of the word "Easter" comes from an ancient pagan goddess of the spring named Eostre, related to German Ostara. According to popular folklore, Eostre once saved a bird whose wings had frozen during the winter by turning it into a rabbit. Because the rabbit had once been a bird, it could still lay eggs, and that rabbit became the modern Easter Bunny.