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3rd time’s the #charm

In Restart on December 27, 2010 at 1:09 am

 

Reflections

Taken at the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, Paris, FR, 2010

I tend to be a rather reflective-thinker; records indicate that December is in fact, my most reflective time of the year. It’s true, this is the third blog I’ve started, but this time I shall try to make it last. “Try” is the operative word here.

My first blog was started in December of 2009, under the username April Affinity, on Blogger. The second was started exactly a year later on my homepage, at http://www.xirenwang.com. However, both of them quietly died by May; same lifespan, same fate, completely coincidental, alas, May is not this blogger’s friend.

A lot of web2.0 digi-savvy friends have said that maintaining an online presence is a marathon, not a sprint. I’m a fast funner, and I don’t lack stamina. I’m too imaginative to fall victim of writer’s block, mostly because I’m always inspired by the incredible people I surround myself with. I’m the sharing type, so it’s personally frustrating when my blogs die – certainly, I’m the one to blame, but I’ve come to conclude that my logic, priorities, and work ethics are inherently problematic. You see, I write for myself, but I put others first. Over time, that means the blog just falls off the list…

Perhaps this calls for some re-organizing and re-prioritizing. It’s a good time of the year to do that… The title of my third blog, JeNeSaisQuoi, is a perfect capture of how I feel about all this. I’ll try to outlast May…

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