New Ideas

The direction of this here writing will be shifting soon. Since I did the year in review last summer I’ve been having a harder and harder time coming up with good topics. It’s not that I’ve run out of things to say, but I’ve picked all the low hanging  fruit. Either I slow down the updates or I broaden what topics are relevant. I’m going with the latter. I like writing and I don’t want to do less of it.

So here’s the new plan. I’ll be doing three pieces a month, each from a different category. The first is exactly what I’ve been posting; philosophic/emotional ramblings on life. The second will be an analysis of some cultural thing that has been influential to my mind. Usually this means books (since I consume so many) but any media is fair game. The third category will actually be a split topic: fiction and political. They’re not actually related, it’s just that I can’t write a decent piece of fiction in a month. Instead of pushing me to fail at a deadline or pumping out something mediocre, I’ll alternate it with political discussion.

A recent event, that I’m sure you’re all to aware of, has made me genuinely concerned with our societies direction. I feel we’re headed for a major shift, a fulcrum point in history. And I feel the lever being pulled towards a dangerous future, one full of death and misery we’ve become unaccustomed to. To have a chance at averting this, we all must speak up, no matter the size of the platform. Make our voices be heard lest they be drowned out by violence.

But enough of that, I should save it for my first political post. My fiction will be a 6 part story that may continue further. The new format will start in February

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Summer update

I haven’t posted much this month because of the old day job, but that doesn’t mean I’ll let this die. It’s been a year since I started this so I’ve been working on something special. I hope to have it done by the end of the month. There wont be much updating until then either.

Over and out.

A new years update

It’s been about half a year now, time for some reevaluating.

I almost posted last week but as I read through my article, I wasn’t happy with the quality. I was posting every week for a couple months there but I need to slow down. Re-reading some of them, I could have edited more. Also, I some topics should have been longer to really get to the heart of the issue. So I’m going back to the fort night schedule I started with.

Introductions

Weiss Words is a blog where I throw my thoughts online. I have no idea who this is for or if it’s really going to be helpful, useful or interesting to anyone. I’d like to try writing and I’d like to share some of the things that are rolling around in my head.

First thing to explain is the title. Weiss Words, Weiss pronounced like Vize.
Well, my last name sounds like wise, so Vize Words….
Right, hilarious, moving on from that (I promise jokes are not the point of this blog).

In all seriousness, I’m trying to impart whatever shred of wisdom I’ve developed with my nearly 30 years on this earth. And I also realize that some hetero, cis, middle class, white dude isn’t exactly a revolutionary person to think he has something useful to say about the world. But ultimately, we do all have something unique to say to the world. Blogging is a perfect way for everyone to get a chance to shout to the world and be judged on our words. So I’m just going to talk here and hope that someone appreciates it. If not, I’ll have learned something about what people want and maybe gotten a bit better at writing.

The first article will be explaining my thoughts on wisdom and how claiming to have wise words isn’t the outlandishly arrogant thing it may sound like at first.