Friday, April 23, 2010

My Sporadic Journal Entries

The regular reader of this Journal may have noticed that its frequency has declined recently. The frenetic pace of the first year and a half or so, in which I strove to have something in the feed on a daily or near-daily basis, has become a more genteel stroll of perhaps thrice weekly publication.

The reasons for this are several: my typist's obligations, which have reduced my in-world presence and my time available to compose these entries; my sibling's own adventures, which have left her tied up and unable to contribute as much as we both would like; fewer Victorian/Steampunk areas to visit; and, perhaps most of all, a certain lassitude in both my in-world wanderings and my typist's day-to-day activities.

I do not know whether those last two items are connected. It's possible that my frame of mind in-world reflects the heightened uncertainties of grid life in the past weeks: the coming of the abominable Viewer 2.0, the confused messages our Linden overlords are sending with regard to their vision of the world, friends either leaving entirely or cutting back their presence. However, I suspect that the culprit is my typist, who seems to suffer from a certain melancholia that waxes and wanes. The current waxing seems likely to be related, at least in part, to office-related events. (I realize that those of you who are currently between positions have no sympathy for a tough day/week/month/year at the office, and I expect none.) I assume the feeling will lift eventually and, in the meanwhile, I will just wait it out. Please bear with me.

9 comments:

Fogwoman Gray said...

Always leave them wanting more :)
We eagerly await your observations and adventures, and appreciate them all the more when forced to wait a bit!

Eladrienne Laval said...

I absolutely understand. Those are some of the same reasons that I have ceased to post to my aethernet journals as well. It is something that I hope will pass--for us both.

Mako Magellan said...

Situation: normal. And certainly no cause for self-recriminations. Do whatever takes your fancy, Miss Jameson, and leave the rest for another day.

Dr. Rafael Fabre said...

Regular maintenance of a narrative site is a challenging endeavor and it is quite understandable that one needs a bread (I may might be following your lead, depending on circumstances). Nonetheless, I'm confident your readership will be looking forward to your return, when you feel the time is right, madam! Bon Chance!

Rhianon Jameson said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

It's possible all I need is a swift kick in the bustle. :)

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Must have been something in the air on Friday fo that's when I wrote my post about such things.

I'm enjoying myself again, but it's odd - it feels like borrowed time, like the coming back together of a relationship I know is doomed...

Rhianon Jameson said...

A doomed relationship? I like that image...

I don't know about Friday, but I've been in this frame of mind for some time now. I had drafted the post some days before and let it sit there, trying to decide whether to let it run or pull it back.

Well, if it's a doomed relationship, I'm simply going to enjoy the time we have left. :)

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Well Friday was only the date I posted mine too - it had been in my head for a month and the feelings that led to it , much longer.

Read this though - a glimmer of hope?

http://arianeb.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/why-open-sim-is-the-future-metaverse-and-why-it-is-not-the-present/

Rhianon Jameson said...

Funny you should mention OpenSim...