Blogging is depressing

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Justin says:
Blogging feels so hopeless
Swifty says:
Yeap




Justin says:
Dunno what direction to take it in
Swifty says:
I dunno anymore either
Swifty says:
maybe just write what you want to write
Swifty says:
Japan Probe linked to us
Justin says:
For what?
Swifty says:
20th century Japanese literature in Grade School Terms.
Justin says:
How did they find out about that?
Swifty says:
i submitted
Justin says:
Hm
Justin says:
Feels like a hollow victory, sorta
Justin says:
Yeah, should just start writing about what we feel, be more honest
Swifty says:
Yeap
Swifty says:
but alas, Japan Probe had already lost the momentum they got from Boingboing
Swifty says:
i mean, just do a commentary type blog
Swifty says:
instead of merely reviews, i guess
Justin says:
Yeah..probably the best idea
Swifty says:
i mean, comment on things
Swifty says:
make them know that we have an opinion about things
Swifty says:
or something
Justin says:
Seems about right...
Swifty says:
i mean, it's kinda hard for peple to form a community around our blog
Swifty says:
when we don't even seem to be part of anything
Justin says:
That's kind of what I liked, though
Justin says:
Like, the tone is more distanced and ironic
Swifty says:
and because of that, we'll have distant readers.
Swifty says:
can't really expect people to go all apeshit over us like they do for Xiaxue
Swifty says:
we reap what we sow
Justin says:
I dunno
Justin says:
I just hoped more intelligent people would catch onto it
Justin says:
Probably too much to hope
Swifty says:
Blog's considered inaccessible by most because entries are like essays.
Swifty says:
Not for your usual web audiences
Justin says:
They ARE essays
Justin says:
They're fucking CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Swifty says:
Sigh.
Justin says:
But they have funny comments in them
Justin says:
I just write the kind of shit I'd like to read
Justin says:
I feel a corrosive disgust when I consider most people's daily lives and their shitty writing skills of blogging about it
Swifty says:
Maybe the blog is too cerebral.
Swifty says:
It doesn't feel... us. Too impersonal? Hm.
Swifty says:
I mean, you're the writer, I'm the filmmaker. Why would they be here only to read about reviews and critical analysis when they can do it in other sites?
Swifty says:
Maybe they are more interested in the people behind the blog, and the things we write only matter because it's written, well, by us.
Justin says:
I don't like personality, hahaha
Justin says:
I dunno
Swifty says:
But unfortunately, we aren't really larger-than-life figures.
Swifty says:
Yet.
Justin says:
If I just gave my honest opinion, every entry would be like 'Listen to Morning Musume, I hate everything else.'
Swifty says:
Yeah, and I'll be voicing my personal dislike towards certain filmmakers and artists holding on too much on their cultures and traditions, faking the authenticity of their creative works by 'delivering' messages about their own 'cultural identities'.
Swifty says:
And by doing thus, I'll come off as an arrogant ass.
Justin says:
It would just end up in flames
Justin says:
I can't really talk about literature, all of it is too stupid
Justin says:
Dude, on that one discussion blog, I ATTACKED THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Justin says:
That is pretty much the extent of my thoughts about current writing
Swifty says:
I mean, I would love to talk about films and films and films, not just my love for watching films, but films in itself, but then, unfortunately, people would never give a shit. I mean, see who cared about my Altman tribute, and that was a rare moment with me being my most sincerest.
Swifty says:
I can gush over my influences like Shunji Iwai, Wong Kar Wai, Aronofsky, Wes Anderson and most recently, Kubrick. But unfortunately, the majority of our readers probably do not really care about them or their films.
Swifty says:
I'm even a bigger film fan than most of my readers.
Swifty says:
Hell, are there even film fans amongst my readers?
Swifty says:
Yeah, sometimes, this blog is depressing.
Swifty says:
I thought it could help establish some sort of connection with people.
Swifty says:
But what connection is there? It's not as if I'm being a condescending asshole and not reply to comments. Hell, I LOVE comments.
Swifty says:
Just that, well, people lose interest in us easily.
Justin says:
All my posts are sincere
Justin says:
The only shit reading is books I talk about
Justin says:
And music, listening to
Swifty says:
Like I said, if we were cute chicks. This blog would've been so easily more popular. Haha...