Tuesday, September 18, 2012
(Not) On Yunel and the state of this blog
I'm not even going to bother mailing in a post on the Yunel fiasco. I've started and deleted and started over and deleted again, and.... I just don't want to. I don't have it in me. I have opinions on this, you bet I do. But this topic is so polarizing and brings out the absolute worst in folks on both sides of this ugly fence, and quite frankly, I don't have the stomach for it.
Does that make me a coward? I don't know. Maybe some will say that it does. I'd like to think it makes me nothing more than a guy with a blog (he neglects... more later) who doesn't believe he has anything to add that hasn't already been written much better elsewhere. To add to the virtual ink, at this point, would feel like nothing more than your friend the Ack standing on his soapbox for no other reason than to align with one side or the other.
The implication of the above, I suppose, is that... just what in the fuck am I doing here, anyway? If that's the prevailing attitude of your dude, then why bother carrying on with this little page?
I don't know the answer to that one, friends. I do know that I started this blog with the grandest (& humblest... what?) of intentions. That is, pick up where I left off with my old pal the Tao of Stieb, bang out a post per week or whenever the mood strikes or or or...
And yet the mood rarely strikes. I don't know if it's this heartbreaking disaster of a season or adjusting to a busier life chasing my two very mobile kids around or if I've just lost whatever it was I had, or the massive amounts of Blue Jays coverage and opinion already out there... or what.
What I do know is that I feel a vague sense of disappointment that I haven't gotten around to making this page any more than it is. Not in a sense of "bigger and better", but more along the lines of reasonable quality and quantity of discussion. No question I've been somewhat of a failure at this game.
So where to from here? Not sure yet. I've considered giving up the "character" altogether, deleting the page, my twitter profile, the whole bit. While I've never actually "met" anyone - save for Tao and Parkes - I think I'd miss a lot of you and my twitter bros something awful.
Flip the switch and go full disclosure? Well, that would be weird at this point, since I've been at it for a number of years now and quite literally nobody in my "real life" knows that I do this (except the wife, who only has the vaguest of interest and/or understanding. And maybe the odd drunken confessional with my Blue Jay buds, conversations long forgotten and quite likely never remembered).
So I don't know. I suppose I'll ask you to bear with me while I figure this existential blogging crisis out. Maybe I'll get prolific again one day. Maybe I will actually succeed in achieving my initial internal goal of making this a destination page.
I'll keep you posted and hopefully, um, post again soon - this time on a topic of relevance surrounding this club.
Until then, see you on twitter, friends.