Yes, yes, I know. It’s been absolutely ages since my last blog entry. And I’ve not been particularly active on Twitter lately either. Nor really on Facebook, for those of you who know me there as well. But there is a reason for that.
Thing is, now that I have a ‘real’ job, working in an office 9 till 5 every day, I have very little time or energy for much else. I come home in the evenings and have very little enthusiasm for staring at another computer screen for the rest of the evening. I check my emails for anything important, but things like Twitter just get pushed aside: “I’ll do that tomorrow”.
I did try to remedy that not long ago by installing Flock, which is a social media browser based on Chrome with a funky sidebar linking into Facebook and Twitter and suchlike. That gives me a constant feed of what’s going on in the online world, which is nice. If nothing else, it’s a useful reminder that the online world is still there, waiting for me to participate when I finally think of something to say. But that’s part of the problem – I have very little to say at the moment. I read other people’s Twitter feeds and Facebook statuses, and feel I ought to say something in return, but I can’t find the words, so I remain silent.
I guess what I really need is an artistic outlet of some sort, to keep my mind active in the evenings. I ought to spend some time working on the album I was recording last year. I should dig out a sketch book and some pencils and do some still life drawings. I should invest in an Airfix model. I should get my Lego out and build something monumental. Any or all of the above. And maybe that will give me the stimulus I need to share my creativity with the world, to get on Twitter again properly, to make sure my brain doesn’t resign itself to a future of endless coding…