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Tired and feeling blah
Published on October 9, 2003 By Draginol In Blogging

It never fails. In between Summer and Fall I just get that inter-seasonal case of the blahs. I'm feeling tired, a little under the weather and down in the dumps. No particular reason, happens every year.  I know that because, like the statistics geek I am, I've graphed it over the years and noticed that when the weather starts to change from warm summers to cool Fall that I just lose all sense of motivation.

I don't write for the reasons many people do. I don't consider blogging to be some sort of personal journal. I like to think of it as "indie editorials".  One of the reasons I like blogging is that I've become very disenchanted with the mainstream media. I've taken lots of press tours and dealt with the press many times and there's nothing consistent about it. You get good journalists and bad journalists and the bad ones are far worse than the typical blogger.  That's why I like blogging, I find the editorial content to be rich, interesting, and often very insightful.

That's why I don't think it's any coincidence that it was during one of these blah periods that I started blogging. I find interacting with a gigantic group of people very uplifting. The first blog I started reading was Steven Den Beste's.  I didn't even know it was a blog back then. I don't think they had the term yet. He was my "nemesis" on the OS/2 groups.  I met him during the dying days of my youthful idealistic naiveté involving OS/2. I was an OS/2 advocate. He was an OS/2 detractor. I found his arguments against OS/2 compelling in the sense that they were effective at making his case appear stronger to neutral parties than mine were.  Those who know me know that is saying a lot as I consider myself quite good at debating. He wasn't above selective use of statistics and evidence but in a debate, it's not your job to be objective, but rather to present your case in its strongest way.  From there, I saw thousands of other sites of varying quality but nearly all fascinating.

There's so many sites out there that it's sometimes overwhelming. But it's all good.  Now, if only I could just get out of this blah feeling. There's so much to do at work which is part of the problem. I spend only around 6 to 8 hours at the office but then come home and do another 4 to 6 hours at home of work. Done long enough, one tends to not form hobbies that aren't related tangentially to work. Which is a bit of a bummer.  That's why blogging is so interesting. Hearing about the lives, opinions, and views of others, I think, is a worthwhile hobby of sorts.

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