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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lately, I've been taking my old collegiate column handle, "Invisible Man", a bit too literally. As my father would say...it's been a minute since I wrote.

Once or twice, I have pondered what I'm even doing here, in this space. There have been so many different things I've done with my time here, I don't really know if there's a way to fit it all into one category. Maybe I shouldn't be looking to. That's been part of my problem - reconciling that. Blogging is a medium to which I'm still adjusting to, and I still have my issues with its basic tenets. And part of my reticence with writing, admittedly, is due to the lack of any perceived readership, outside of a few dedicated friends. (maybe that shouldn't bother me, but I'm not just talking, per se, to hear the sound of my own voice. I love to inspire debate, and thus far I haven't accomplished that.) But those issues shouldn't keep me from writing, and I apologize for being as absent as I have been.

I owe you an explanation.

To put it short and sweet, I've been in the process of determining what the future of this blog is. I have been writing in this space for nearly a year now, but have been pulled in a number of different directions creatively since the election. Some have limited my time, some have broadened my horizons. The result is a delightful confusion that has sparked ideas for where to take this space, but a lack of focus concerning keeping this page vibrant in the meantime.

That ends today.

I have some things in the works, and I can assure you that major changes are in store for this blog. There will be a new direction, and I'm hopeful that it will lead to my making a more significant contribution.

In the meantime, hang with me. I'm not going anywhere.


Blogger J.J. said...

I love the blog as is, but I look forward to your creative changes.

April 8, 2009 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger upfromsumdirt said...

i feel ya. i've had the same struggle.
i think most conscientious black writers share this same concern.

my old myspace pages went through several transformations before they settled down into a trained thought.

i now have two blogs (twice the head scratching) with nearly zero readership...

we write to entertain the voices in our own heads... thats satisfaction enough for now.

stay up!

February 17, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im reading Ellison's Invisible Man also and thought the protagonist is nameless however I beg to differ. Do you agree or have any names I could possibly research for ideas?

December 2, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

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