Back from Asia. Culture shock galore.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Bye Bye Blog?

This whole blogging business isn't really working out well for me. I can't seem to slide 20 measly minutes into my workday to make a post. It's been sitting at the bottom of my to-do list for well, I guess it's been two months now.

I have excuses galore for why weekend blogging isn't fun. For one, I don't have a computer chair and I detest sitting on the side of my coffee table reaching for the keyboard. I'm tired from banging around on the keys all day at work. I'm so overcome with guilt and embarrassment for waiting so long to write something that I can't bring myself to open up the browser. Oh, and I hate the title of my blog. It was ideal for my post-Asia summer of leisure and reflection right around this time last year but now it's just plain weird. Can I just move all the posts over into a new blog? What should I call it? Who's going to read it? There's something very narcissistic about blogging that doesn't sit well with me. In order to make posts really interesting I want to include all sorts of juicy interesting personal titbits but I don't want to deal with the repercussions of feedback from the outside world.

On the topic of blogs, I'm in the process of hammering out the requirements for a new blogging feature on the oncology website I'm helping organize/populate/manage. So far, we have one experienced writer, Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD, second-year resident in emergency medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. We also have a few potentials. One being Dr. Beskin-Bey (surgical resident at Mayo, studying with renowned oncologist Dr. Axel Grothey, and a Mt. Sinai alumna). Correspondence with these fellows (no pun intended) has been interesting so far but it's an odd process trying to turn non-editorial people into writers and making their intense hands-on experiences with cancer compelling, catchy and flavourful. This process could very well be turning me sour on my own blog.

Anyway, it's the Friday of our 2nd summer long weekend, it's my first full-day in the office in over a week due to business trips and training seminars and well, I've actually blogged. Trying to avoid the native protester road-blocks on the 401 so I'll probably wait till tomorrow morning to drive back to Melbourne. I absolutely love having my little Toyota Echo.