If a tree falls in the forest and there’s nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound?
I haven’t been writing much but not because I don’t have anything to write about. It’s partially because I’ve been busy–the combination of helping out on the ice for speed skating, creating the no tech or t.v. rule at my house, Christmas, Hockey Skating Son getting a paper route which in turn means I have gotten a paper route, and all the other day-to-day stuff–have combined to make my fun writing come last.
By the way, I’m not complaining. Being on the ice with the speed skating kids and then hanging in the stands with the speed skating moms is pretty much the best part of my week every week. The no tech or t.v. thing has been great for our family, and the newspaper route has allowed me to learn many things about my youngest son that he wouldn’t have shared with me otherwise.
But also, the other part of me not writing is because I’m beginning to wonder if it’s pointless, really. I’m on the internet for my job every single day and there is SO. MUCH. STUFF. out there. The conversations of Twitter past have been fading away and my stream is now all “Me! Me! Me! Click Me!” I see people competing to get page views with their pinnable images and clickable headlines. Blogging is big commerce and people want their cut. I’m not slamming it, I’ve done all of the above too.
But I’ve been putting off writing anything because I’m not sure I see the point to it anymore. Does it even matter if I write about training for a triathlon? Or if I was finally able to do a one-footed glide in a straight line at speed skating (for the record, nope, I’m still working on it).
I mean, who really cares right? These stories that I write….seriously, who the fuck cares that I went for a run or learned how to swim?
(By the way, these are all rhetorical questions, you don’t need to answer them).
This is my mindset right now. I never set out to monetize Speed Skating Mom, it was just my place to tell stories, and I’ve pretty much kept it that way. I’m just not sure there’s a point to my continuing to write about this stuff and I’m struggling with it and how or if I should continue.
You know….questions that I don’t have answers to right now.
I guess this will be a ‘to be continued’ thing.