If you don’t speak Romanian, please consider the ridiculous question I will pose next not as a dismissal of your worthiness, but as genuine solicitation of your opinion. The truth is that I’ve always had a problem dissociating an online space from the purpose it was created for. When owlspotting started, it was meant as an English language blog, largely about America and my interaction with it. It then added elements of reflection on country, language and memory, but they also came from a Romanian parsing things from an American vantage point.
I wrote once before about the difficulties I faced restarting this blog after my three months in Romania last summer. I feel the same problem coming on now, when I’m once again an active player in Romania for an indefinite period of time.
So, should I start another blog–this time in Romanian? Should it be separate from this one or an extension of it? Should it be as constrained to a few topics (as this one is), or should it be more blog-like, thus prone to rants on God knows what?
If you speak Romania, feel free to throw around some names.
In short, I want your opinions. Why? Because as someone who is a trained journalist, the idea that I’d be starting something without an audience (as little as it may be) is not an appealing one.