I've been posting a lot on the "Eye Level" tip the last week, and I wanted to take a moment to explain what I'm up to. I love blogging and want to do more of it. I have loads to say about life as a professional writer and editor, about navigating faith and life, and about random crap I like (seriously, I have a whole post about bracelets).
But I work in words, web, and social media all day long, and so often, I have nearly nothing left to give creatively at the end of the day. And when I do, I need to give it to things that aren't blogging, namely poetry and, hopefully soon, fiction.
But I want to keep this site moving. Momentum matters. And I've spent a ton of time moving rather slowly through my city of late. I've been a runner for more than six years, but it doesn't lend itself to stopping to take a photograph. But I bought a bike a few weeks ago and have begun commuting to and from work in addition to the occasional ride for fun and cardio. I also try to take a short walk every day near my office not far from downtown before eating my lunch. I see more of late, and I am enjoying shooting it with my phone, mostly using the Hipstamatic app. Those little observations, those little stolen moments to observe for an instant, are the basis of my "Eye Level" posts. Mostly, I will post them from the SquareSpace app on my phone soon after taking them.
Being a writer is about paying attention. This is one way of disciplining myself to do that.