Funny thing, expectations. There are certain areas of my life where expectations are, (and forgive the clunky phrasing) expected. Directing a show or running a class depend on expectations being understood by both parties.
The cast or students have an expectation that they will learn something. I have the expectation that they will allow themselves to learn. Regardless of how that actually works out, there is a contract of sorts in those expectations.
Then there are things like this blog. Since that is pure self-indulgence, I didn't really have any expectations. I'm often far more lucid on paper (or screen) than I am in the flesh, so it seemed like a decent idea to write stuff down as I thought of it. It started as a kind of tracking exercise for myself to follow the cycle of putting together shows - and as a useful reminder of the highs and lows of the process.
My expectations did include finding an audience of some kind. Few of us blog in a deliberate vacuum after all. We all want to share our special snowflake status. With that, comes evolution.
|I love this chart. All those branching lines and strange developments. I can look at it for hours.|
I'm sure this is an ongoing and familiar process to a lot of you, but it's new to me. It was brought home by a two things in the last few days.
Jeremy at Geeky Tendencies handed me an award for Versatile Blogging - which I'm chuffed to bits about - and I hit 10,000 page views. Amazing. That is by far the largest audience I've ever had or would ever expect to have. Expectations have changed due to evolution.
See, there was a point to this post :)
For my next trick, evolve gills.