The wife and I were watching Lord of the Rings: Two Towers last night and there is a scene where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli venture into Fangorn Forest (Yes I had to look all of this up) looking for Peragrin and Meriadoc (other hobbits in the Fellowship) when they happen upon what looks like a ghost. They believe it to be the White Wizard (Saruman?) but in fact it turns out to be Gandalf; only Gandalf is no longer “the grey” but is now Gandalf the White. The look on their faces is priceless. They look at Gandalf like he is still the grey but he is no longer that person. He has changed.
I blogged extensively for many years under the now-expired robbiemackenzie.com and then with robbiemack.co. I flirted a bit with a blog about writing letters to Job and then when I was between youth ministry positions I blogged at spiritualnincompoop.tumblr.com. I have now swung full circle and have returned to my wordpress.com roots.
No fancy title…
No neat blog design…
No web pages…
Just blogging. As minimal as it gets. I have decided to keep my old youth ministry posts (before 2012) only for my and your amusement. Feel free to subscribe to the right but realize I am not using MailChimp optimization like I did before. This is simply bare-bones stuff.
I realize more and more people are reading blogs less and less. I used to care about stats, readership and using my blog as a platform to launch other ventures like speaking and such.
I could care less who reads this.
The fact of the matter is, like Gandalf, I am no longer the same person I was when I started blogging. I assure you this is a good thing because as I am reminded by Facebook memories how arrogant, pompous and dramatic I was. Worse, I lacked the humility and authenticity one needs to write well. For those of you who put up with my nonsensical writing all those years I am grateful you hung in there.
So why blog?
I want to write a book.
I have no clue what I want to write about but I do want to write something at some point. I feel this untapped desire deep within me but I am not sure what it is saying or how to put that onto paper.
All the research, albeit cursory, I have done seems to suggest that if one wants to venture into writing he or she must keep writing.
The good, the bad and the ugly.
Dori kept swimming in Finding Nemo and writers just need to keep writing.
Haters gonna hate… playas gonna play…
Shake it off…
Anywho, I plan on blogging infrequently and on random topics. Mostly, I like to reflect on life and things I see in small places and familiar faces. Enjoy.
Here I am.