Tuesday, October 13, 2009

An(other) Approach?

Regular visitors to Hungry Hyaena will have noticed a marked decline in my posting frequency. Since returning from Nebraska City, Nebraska, I've had little inclination to write essays. I'm as pensive as ever, but I lack the impulse to compose my thoughts. When I'm afforded a quiet interval at my day job, I read or I contemplate the high-flying progress of ring-billed gulls above the East River. Even this short post is something of a chore to formulate. Interestingly, I have been writing long letters to friends and family. Perhaps letter writing is, for the time being, a more intimate replacement of HH? I don't know.

Whatever the case, I will try to provide more regular content. But, because I will not force myself to write (the desire will return in due time), I've decided to take a more conventional approach to blogging. This isn't the first time that I've made such a declaration. As I wrote in June 2007,
"The longer posts and short essays that regular readers are accustomed to may go the way of the dodo or at least become exceedingly rare. The 'more conventional approach' I have in mind? Content comprised of tidbits - arty links, random thoughts, poetry and the like - punctuated by the familiar 'Gallery Reports.' I’ll reserve any essay efforts for publications and online journals."
Don't hold me to this plan; the approach didn't last long in '07, and I'm guessing that it won't last long in '09.


andrea pratt said...

I hope you start writing more as I just discovered your art/writing through Chris Rywalt's blog. As an artist, birder, blogger and owner of a hyena :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/didrooglie/3993860794/ there is lots I can relate to here. Your work is terrific.

Hungry Hyaena said...


Thank you for the compliments. I'm happy that you like the art and writing.

Your "hyena" is impressive, indeed!