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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Well, Hello There...

Yes, it's been forever and a day (actually, it's been closer to one year and a couple of months) since I last posted on my blog. Since then, there have been some interesting developments in my life that I may or may not share (I'm such a tease, aren't I?) with you all at some point. Suffice it to say for now that they were painful when they happened, but I'm grateful for them now.

I wanted to take a moment to apologize to everyone for not being more present. I left off writing blog entries and doing my podcast/internet radio show for reasons that made sense to me in the moment but that I'm beginning to second guess now. I didn't have the time, I thought, to write down my ideas on acting and life if it was just going out into the ether. If it wasn't helping anyone, then why in the world was I spending time on it?

Well, that's not a terrible reason, right? Except that I have since found that there are people who were getting something out of it, even if they didn't comment or follow or like or yadayadayada. And I abandoned them. You, possibly.

I'm so sorry. That was not my intent.

Plus, what's so bad about putting my thoughts out into the ether? Sometimes it helps me to ground myself and have a better idea about what the crap is actually going on inside there (not always an easy proposition). Staying grounded and knowing where we are and how we're feeling at any given moment is kinda part of our job, right? Sooooo... may have missed the boat just a bit on that one.

Anywho. I'm here. I'm not promising regular posts, and I don't know whether or not I'm going to start the radio show back up again, but... I will be writing occasionally and I will be more active in reading and responding to comments and emails and stuff.

Just in case you want to reach me anywhere--Ben Hopkin on Facebook, @actingnodrama on Twitter, and you can email me at actingwithoutthedrama (at) gmail (dot) com. I would LOVE to hear from you.

Oh, and if you guys want to hear about what I've been up to, let me know. Maybe I'll write a post about it! :)


  1. Yes! Yes! Yes! Welcome back and would LOVE to hear about what you've been up to! (As if I didn't know.)

    And hey, if you decide to start up your radio talk show, I'm up for it: You know I have "credentials"... or something like that.

    Thanks for being here, Ben!

  2. Don't fret about it, Ben -- everybody who reads and enjoys your posts and tweets also knows how easily "real life" encroaches on our best-laid plans, and we sometimes end up taking extended breaks from things we intended to keep up with regularly.

    I often wonder if anyone reads or cares about the things I put out into the ether, as well -- but as you so astutely said, sometimes it's helpful to write those things as much for ourselves as for anyone else. And that's the only way that truly interesting things are created, anyway -- as Rick Nelson sang, "You can't please everyone... you got to please yourself."

    With that having been said, glad you've emerged on the "other side" of whatever life tossed into your path. And to have gotten through it with gratitude is a blessing indeed. :-)