Of course, I immediately logged onto blogger in order to fix the situation, but I quickly was reminded why I had gone two weeks without blogging. Before this summer, I could say my blog posts fit into four main categories: my life, missions and God, Joss Whedon, and other sundry passions. Since I redirected my Whedon passions to the new Whedon blog, I have written:
--2 posts about Mumford and Sons
--3 posts about missions
--3 posts about my life
See a pattern? Well, how about this? When I thought of what I wanted to write today, two topics came to mind. Yep. One was a Mumford and Sons song. The other was missions. So, upon noting this pattern, I said to myself, "Self, if you're not careful, this is going to turn into the weirdest Mumford and Sons+Missions themed blog ever!" But then I asked, "What do I want this blog to be about?" Should I come up with a theme? Should I try to create some kind of unity between my posts?
And this is where I am right now. In what Weird Al would call "an existential quandry of loathing and self doubt." Except without the loathing. Or the self doubt. Maybe blog doubt? Anyway, I think that I've decided to keep on posting on the same kind of topics. But I'm also going to try to branch out. Focus on a few of my other passions, like excellent non-Whedon TV shows, or teaching, or music by artists other than Mumford and Sons. And I'm going to try to not get stuck on a single topic for too many posts in a row. Instead of coming up with a single theme for this blog, I'm going to embrace an all-around pastiche theme.
And, yes. I can admit it. 75% of that decision is because pastiche is an awesome word.