Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shrug. This probably won't last long

I dunno. Kinda, blah. Maybe more 2.0 blah, but still blah. We'll keep playing . . . .

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What Keeps Me Up at Night

This is the first of what may become a recurring feature of Plinky answers. Plinky is a question service that prompts writing. And since we're looking for that sort of thing around here, may as well hop on that bandwagon for a bit.

These days, being up at night keeps me up at night. Currently being up. The fear of being up again. Having been up too long already. It's a meta-worry. A worry that devours itself.

This is life with a baby.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

New Curtains?

Blogger has a ton of new template design options. Not quite as customizable as I'd like, but light years ahead of the oldskoolcool going on here. Upgrade? Or keep it real, y'all?

Cloudy Days

What up, 'sphere. Are we even still calling it that? No, right? I didn't think so. It's been however long it's been since I last posted. Two reasons, no wait, three reasons: 1) I had a baby and babies are HUGE time sucks. 2) Blogger ditched FTP publishing and I had no idea how to migrate and change whatever needed to be changed. Fortunately, Josh Orum of the fabulous Loud Dog still helps my digitally stupid arse when I need it. Thanks, Josh! 3) My day job doesn't allow me to comment on the upcoming statewide election nor really any of the juicy state goings-on right now. Which sucks but how else will I pay my $4/month hosting bill? Exactly.

So where do we go from here, then? I know, let's check out a visual representation of what life is about, blog-wise. Or what blogging still goes down nowadays anyway.

Crap, really? Pregnancy is the biggest word? Out of 5 years of blogging? Some of it substantive? Much of it engaging. C'mon, it used to be, you thought so too or you wouldn't be reading this now, still. I demand a new algorithm! I didn't think I'd written that much about it, but it must have been frequently and recently part of the blog to get such big word-cloud billing.

But really, where do we - I - where do I go from here? There are some great, compelling . . . mommyblogs out there. Is there any room left in that market? Is there any point in asking that question when I haven't written much at all lately despite desperately, desperately needing to write?

Media criticism? TV reviews? Weight-loss? (har har, like I have time for that yet.) What's relevant without stinking of a thirst for relevance?