I don't want to go on without you...
Why carry on? As William Burroughs said of cut-ups, it's something to do. Or as a friend said recently regarding writing, to work out what you think. Occasionally, I do some thinking 'on paper' via Musings here. Sometimes I wonder: 'Who cares what I think?' So the quagmire of doubt looms, and it's easy to fall in, only to surface when belief, or sheer stubbornness, win out.
At the start of the year I seriously contemplated stopping this thing. Looking around, I noted that many others I followed were actually doing that. OK, most were music sharing blogs, and I can understand why, considering the effort involved, they should do so. Music blogs being purely giving things, they depend to a large extent on appreciation. I work differently and don't rely on comments thanking me for sharing either unique images from books, or my wisdom (ha!). But comments are welcome, of course. They do, after all, represent a clear signal that someone is reading.
Despite having other projects on the go, I realised that this thing wasn't quite dead, yet. Rather, it wouldn't allow me to kill it. For better or worse, it lives. A few recent words of appreciation via private mail have boosted my belief that I'm doing something worthwhile.