I mention every New Years that I don’t really make New Years resolutions, why set yourself up for something you’re not going to do anyway? (Might explain a lot my success, or lack there off in life)
This year however, I had a New Years thought, which was spurred on by MinnPost’s Jason Piehowski’s kind mention of this humble space as a blog to follow in 2010. All of sudden I had tons (well tons for me is a few more than I had before, which compared to more interesting and insightful blogs that do not concentrate the ramblings of middle age old fat guy is still nuth’n.) With all this new readership, it seemed to me that I should really focus the content a bit more, and try that “proofing” thing that all of my close friends have so enthusiastically recommended over the years. My good cyber-buddy over at SwanShadow, a real writer, once chastised me, with out directly or intentionally doing so, by mentioning in his blog, in a posting concerning typo’s, spelling mistakes and all stuff my readers have some to expect here, “if you you’re going to take the time to put something out there, why not take a few minutes extra to make it you’re best.”
Don’t you just hate it when people you really respect can see your shortcomings so clearly? I hate that almost as much as I do admitting that folks are right. And in this case, they’re right alright. In his defense, if Uncle Swan reads this I’m sure he’ll be scratching his head and saying to himself “I said that?” One of my favorite personal qualities, I can take any comment personally because I’m not happy if I’m not miserable.
For some reason this is my week for the blog to be spammed like a pig in a can. I’m getting 10 spammed comments a day, this is up from 0 so while it’s a bit exciting for me to see all the comments, like sugar free candy, it disappoints me so when I read the comment and find that its “Great blog I’m glad I found it, click the comment for free sample of Dr Eds Boner Juice” or some nonsense like that. I don’t know how the bots that insert this stuff work, but someway somehow, they’re finding my blog and putting these bogus comments on entries that are a year or two old. The good news is I’m revisiting these old entries and reliving the past. Who doesn’t like to relive their past from time to time, especially when it looks exactly like the present? Or not.
What I’ve noticed, going back in the time machine, there was some really really shitty writing back then. Not that I’m any better today, at least from a content standpoint, but honestly, it was painful to read my own dribble with all the stupid typo’s I had. In case no one has noticed I have been making an effort, albeit in an ADD way, to double check my entries for stupid and obvious mistakes and to clean them up. I’ve tried to raise the bar a bit on content and be more reflective of who I am, add a bit more humor.. I’ve noticed that I’ve moved past the Meme’s and list of things, and content I didn’t write, making it more of something to read than an online scrapbook of some kind. And finally, I’ve made a conscious effort to post something every day, except Saturday. Occasionally however, something ridiculously good happens on a Saturday and rather than lose it I violate my own rule, but hey.. that’s why it’s MY blog..
I have to tell ya, here we are 6 weeks into 2010 and I’ve been able to keep the pace for the most part, barring one day where I was feeling a bit like death warmed over. There’s still a few mistakes, because, well honestly because I make thousands and getting thousands down hundreds is progress. Getting hundreds down to 0 would take..
The crispy goodness of tater tots is sooo underrated in the food world. I love ‘um when they’re just past golden brown.. My wife’s favorite joke.. (cruel vixen that she is)
Q How many Husbands with ADD does it take to change a light bulb?
A Why are there a pack of light blubs on the counter and who said the lawn needed watering right now?
It’s not even a joke so I don’t get it.
What the hell was talking about???