So here's what I've learned/decided. Basically keep doing what I'm doing, and just accept the lack of comments. Throw in some more short posts occasionally, and try to pose a few more questions in them. Even if I remain a "non-personal" blog, perhaps throw out a few more personal tidbits mixed in (especially if they are about the Arctic Monkeys).
Something else I discovered is that a number of you feel as if you have "nothing to contribute" since you are more beginner than experienced. Well, please don't let that stop you. I mean, hey, if you have no questions, that's fine. But never feel like a question you ask is a "stupid" question. As I always say, there are no stupid questions, only stupid people! ;-) No really, I think the Socratic method is the best way to learn, so ask away. And if you're embarrassed to post 'em, send 'em to me directly. If I think they are too simple, I can respond directly, and if not, I can throw 'em up on the blog. Hell, I'm bound to run out of things to say eventually!
Which also brings me to a different, but related topic. So when I was at Expo last weekend, I was teaching a couple of seminars, as you know. But I also went to one (and would have gone to others, schedule permitting). I also still read various screenwriting books (currently I'm in the middle of Alex Epstein's Crafty Screenwriting). Why? If I teach, write for scr(i)pt mag, etc., shouldn't I be some kind of "expert?" Well, I do believe I have some decent measure of expertise (hopefully), but at the same time, I hope that I'll constantly be striving to learn for the rest of my life. This is how I operate, not just in my writing, but in life in general. It's been said that "life is a journey" and I agree wholeheartedly. So no matter where you are in your writing development, I encourage you to strive to learn more and improve.
And see this recent post at The Thinking Writer for similar advice!
Tags: blogging, screenwriting, developing+writing