Unhealthy Hiatus

I am not a goddamned blogger. I have never been good at keeping a diary. It’s not the schedules that I have a problem with. The problem is the giving a fuck. I am not sure why anyone would give a fuck about my opinions. I give a fuck about them. And I have many. But why would you? Why would anybody? The short answer is that I have no fucking clue.

Still, it’s something I want to do. But how do I decide what to post? That’s always been my problem, not an insurmountable problem, but a problem nonetheless. I have always found solutions for it. Maybe not always the best solutions, but solutions nonetheless.

One of the ways I’ve tried recently to get my ass in gear in terms of blog writing (or whatever the fuck) is by organizing my posts into categories that I think you all know by now. That’s right. Backstories and Old News.

For several weeks, they have served me well. I don’t want to discontinue them, but they are getting to be problematic for me. Believe it or not, these two very general categories are too specific for me. I guess that stems from the giving a fuck problem, but it also comes from something to do with my personality.

I am all over the place with my thoughts. Sometimes I have specific interests like history, politics, music and movies, but I do not always feel compelled to write about any of them. That’s why I do not have a blog called Motherfucking Music or Movie Madness (which actually sound cool…) even though I would like to.

As a matter of fact, the original intent behind creating Old News and Backstories was to avoid specificity. Oh, the goddamned irony.

But no matter. StevenCuffari.com has been around since 2004 and maybe even before that, offline that is. It has been nothing but a fantastic voyage and a flexible one at that.

Basically, what I am telling you is that I fucked up. This post is actually four or five days late depending on your preferred method of counting days. I didn’t decide on what to post, so I procrastinated for almost a week. So why the long, preachy bullshit? I don’t know–I guess I’m blogging?

The gist of this post is that I will be writing random posts, and not necessarily organizing them into different categories. Instead, I will be using the No Ink category for these posts. You may all be familiar with this category from when I introduced the new format of this so-called blog. No Ink is the sort of mother category to which the others belong.

In No Ink, which is short for the pen is mightier than the sword, unless you have no ink, I will make posts about whatever the fuck I want. If they fit into Backstories or Old News, I will put them there. If they fit into new categories, and I feel there will be enough of them to make a proper series, I will put them there.

But why am I telling you this? Because I want to beg your pardon for slacking off. I know you all depend on this blog greatly, and I am ashamed to have let you down. I have been on a week or so of a sort of Unhealthy Hiatus, and I wanted to tell you why and what I am going to do about it. Look forward to new posts in a wider scope. I hope you will enjoy them.

 

Thanks for reading. And of course, don’t forget to read my short stories.