Monday, July 14, 2008

Why I Deleted My Stat-Counter

This blog has become something of an enigma to me. I’ve been really busy lately, what with studying surveying, being a involved with church and now having a girlfriend. None of these things, I hastily add, are bad things, but they do mean I haven’t been letting the world know my thoughts. Sorry world, your loss.

But actually, by ‘your loss’ I mean ‘you’re not actually missing out on much’ because I haven’t really been thinking much recently. At least not thoughts intellectual or intelligible enough to warrant the time taken to write them down. Nor have I been reading as much as I would like, which I suspect is the cause of my relative thoughtlessness of late.

Unbeknownst to most of you, I had a secret stat-counter telling me when anyone pokes around on my site. For a while it boosted my ego a bit to see how many people from around the world were checking out my thoughts. As the content dried up, however, so did the visitors, and checking the stat-counter just became more and more depressing. I would check it on the odd occasion to try and inspire myself to get back into writing stuff, but I’ve found it hard to motivate myself to write when I can count on one hand the number of people checking it in a month.

Anyway, the root of my problem is that I got sucked into writing for the audience, rather than writing for myself. And obviously when there’s no audience, there’s not much reason for writing. But the reason I originally started, and the reason I am going to give it another shot, is because I need a way to sort out my thoughts into something cohesive.

So now, free from the oppressive clutches of the stat-counter, I’m going to give this blogging thing another go. Don’t expect anything too profound or regular as I try and sort out my thoughts (but please tell me if I sound like I’m trying to copy dead theologians writing styles!), but I’d still be grateful if you joined me in this new journey.

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