There is a difference between writing and blogging. Opinionated Man has touched on it more than a few times over on each of his blogs, and his way of looking at it is pretty much in line with mine. With the exception of an occasional poem (like my last post), my writing is posted on my other blog. It’s fiction, and it’s art. Not necessarily ‘good’ art of course (I’m pretty new at this after all), but that’s where my writing is at. This here, Mind of a Lunatic, is a more personal, explicitly self-centered, and casual medium. It’s very much a blog. I post quotes I like, music videos that capture me, and thoughts I feel like sharing. It’s blatantly all about me.
My perspectives, feelings… whatever. Mine.
Writing – or rather, all art – is amazingly self-centric to, no matter who you are, but a writer is far more hidden in works of art than he is in a journal. Each character is a fragment of him or herself, every story a piece of their soul. But they’re each crafted, shaped, tightened up, and presented as something that stands on it’s own. To the story, an author is just a name on the top of a post or the cover of a book. Anything more than that is left for the reader to guess at, reading in between the lines, or for the author to explain if he or she is willing (and assuming there’s enough brilliance in a piece of work to generate an independent interest in its creator).