If you look at the archives section in the sidebar (to the right of the main page), and if you’ve been observant, you may just have noticed that I added a little tally of the total number of posts in each month. Having done so, I was intrigued to see that the busiest month was June 2005, a couple of months after I created the blog.
This could be for a number of reasons: it might have been the point at which I really got into posting on the blog and got a bit over-excited about it; or it may have simply been a high-news month.
Looking at the posts in that month I noticed that a consistent factor was that they were all fairly short, which obviously would make it easier to write many over a short period of time. But what also gave me pause for thought was the subject-matter. At that time I was solely writing about what interested me, with no ulterior motive (as such). Contrast that with today, and the slowing down of posts, and I’m now concentrating on material related to the college course, which—although of interest to me—one could define as outside-led rather than purely my own initiative.
So what does this tell me? It struck me that I should try to be including posts now that should also have the same sort of interest factor, and not just be dry explications of stuff I’ve read.
To do this will require – what? Perhaps re-acquainting myself with artworks, and look for their parallels with the texts. Find the personal connection that prompted the effusion of posts back then and which has been watered down since.
I don’t know exactly what the answer is. I have to think about this.