I was talking to a fellow student over the Facebook chat the other night. She needed more pictures for her own blog, and I wanted to update this one. But I think we both felt a bit out of blogging mojo – in spite of myself having a bunch of drafts lying around (some of them from when I started here on WordPress a couple of years ago).
One of the reasons why I started blogging more
regularly often was that I wanted to get into a proper rythm and get a bit of practice – and most important: “speak” (write) my mind and communicate various things to the rest of the world. I wanted communication through writing to be part of my professional life as well as wanting a place to share aforementioned various things.
But then something went… wrong. Or maybe not wrong, but not how it should have gone. I came up with other blogs.
One blog was Eksilkøbenhavneren, where I wanted to share the process of moving from Copenhagen to Aarhus in order to study dramaturgy at Aarhus University. It still holds its validity as it is written for my Danish friends and family, and thus it’s written in Danish. But many of my personal reflections moved away from this present blog when creating Eksilkøbenhavneren.
Another blog is Stage Takeoff. Initially having a drive for travel that is about as dominating as the drive to do theater, it didn’t take much inspiration to start a blog that would be based on the combination of the two. But what happened was that I took everything theater up on that blog – although that wasn’t the initial plan with neither ye olde present blog nor Stage Takeoff.
Suddenly the themes that were important to me were outsourced to the aforementioned blogs (I even made a blog specific for travel updates, but it was barely updated, and in retrospect really vague and barely worth the time) – and it is as if focus was removed from here instead of using the blog as a centering unit.
The only thing happening to Eksilkøbenhavneren will probably be no more than just start blogging on it again. But both this, my personal blog, and Stage Takeoff will have a minor overhaul each. I will be taking a look at all of my blogs and collect evrything possible right here on my personal blog. Stage Takeoff will go back to be the combination of theater and travel (occasional stints will be rare and/or limited to the matching Twitteraccount).
As for the future – I don’t know where I will be going with writing, but as it is it doesn’t seem as if I have the basis to create something new to write about theater (or anything else for that matter) from a personal perspective on. If I have anything to say on theater, it will either have to be from here, from Stage Takeoff, or from the platform of those I write for (and in the case of the latter, I will to my best to either retreive permission to re-post it, digitally scrapbook it, or link it from here). The day I have the basis to start a professional blog on theater, I will. Until then I see no need not to “exploid” my own personal corner of the Interwebs for the cause.