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I’m back… for now…

January 23, 2012

I haven’t posted since April of last year. Since then, I’ve worked on three drafts that I haven’t completed.  I have no idea how often I’ll post now, but I just needed a chance to write to get some things off of my head. What will probably be the next couple of posts are just what’s running through my mind right now. At least one will have coarse  language and raw emotion. Normally, I would password protect that, but I don’t much feel like it today. (I may go back later and do that though.*) For those of you who follow me, hi. It’s good to be read again. For those of you who don’t get notifications of my posts, you probably quit looking for updates long ago. Sorry for your loss on the excellent writing to come.

*I password protected it. Since I have a link here from facebook now, I thought it best. If you want the password, just let me know, and I’ll probably give it to you!

Finally something gets done about updating my blog page!

May 20, 2010

If you look to the left – No.  My left; your right.  Remember, I’m living inside your computer. – you’ll notice that there are suddenly real links under the Blogroll!!!  I know!  How exciting is that!?!?!  Let me introduce you all in alphabetical order, because that’s how WordPress rolls:

Adventures of the White Queen is by and about a good friend of mine from college.  She’s sweet, smart, sexy, funny and totally intimidating.  I’m also pretty sure that the sudden influx of my plethora of readers won’t diminish her anonymity too much.

Jenn Francesca is a published author and real-life friend of mine.  She’s also something of a spiritual adviser to me and funny to boot.  You’ve probably not heard of her before, but her third book was just released recently and I highly recommend it if you’re into romance/comedy.

Finally – because this has been such a long list/post – is Melanie’s Philosophies.  Melanie and I were friends in band together in high school.  (I hope it’s not too embarrassing for her to have me tell everyone she was a band geek!)  She’s new to blogging and doesn’t even know that I’m blog-stalking her yet, so don’t scare her away!

I also want to give a shout out to Tall Red Amanda.  You may not be blogging anymore but you are still loved no less.

Okay.  That’s it.  No go do something productive while I stare out at you from behind your screen!

On writing development

April 14, 2010

I hopped on WordPress this morning to add a tag to a couple of back posts.  I was looking through some of the recent posts to see which ones needed the tag and noticed something:  I actually don’t dislike reading what I’ve posted.  I was shocked!  I remember when I used my old blog; I went back once to read some of my early posts.  I couldn’t stand them.

I never much liked my writing in school either.  Why did I never do rough drafts or revise anything that wasn’t marked in red ink?  The answer is that it would have required going back and actually reading what I had written in order to make real revisions.  I was always told that I had a talent with writing, but I never saw it.  Who knows.  Maybe if I had actually gone back to rewrite, I would have seen it in the final version of papers.  Then again, maybe if I had read more – or something other than J.R.R. Tolkien or Dr. Suess* – I would have had something more to emulate in my writing.  Perhaps fewer of my papers would have had rhyme schemes as well.

Actually, one of the reasons that I started blogging years ago was to improve my writing.  (Obviously, I also wanted to broadcast my entire life to the world like the complete narcissist that I am.)  One of the things they – whoever “they” are – say you have to do to get better at something is practice.  I think that has apparently been true because my writing seems to be much better.  This is so much the case that I will probably start preparing my entry for Sunday evening today and go back to revise it on Sunday.  Then again, I could just be much less picky about what I read.

* I still think that The Butter Battle Book is one of the best and most underrated books about the Cold War division and arms escalation as well as the ramifications of ideologies that are isolated from each other.

Password Protection

January 26, 2010

I’ve just posted my first password protected entry.  You can ask about the password if you want, but don’t hold your breath.  There are only a couple of reasons that I will password protect entries.

The first is that the entry contains my private thoughts that I do not wish to make public.  It could be a fleeting thought.  It could be something that I want to record for my own benefit but not have word get out.  (Maybe I’m a closet Duke fan, or more likely something actually believable.)  It could be that I am planning something and want to have it recorded for later public release but intend to keep to myself for the time being.

The second is that the entry contains information that was given to me in confidence that I do not want the entire blogging community and facebook community to find out about.  In this case, I will likely not use names even inside the post, but I also do not want the information available to the general public for them to question me about it.

Now that I’ve said that, you can ask for the password if you want to, but don’t expect a reply.  It’s nothing personal if you don’t get it.  Keep in mind that everyone who asks will probably get less of a reply than even a “No.  Thanks for asking.”  If I do put a password on an entry, I’ll try to post another so you don’t feel too bad about not getting to read my lovely writing.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

premie

January 11, 2010

Apparently, I let the cat out of the bag before I had actually intended to.  I was going to wait until I had something actually worth mentioning in here before I linked it to facebook and let everyone know about it.  I was planning on getting all the formatting that I wanted in place before then as well.  It appears that when you leave yourself logged into wordpress and comment on someone else’s blog, it leaves a tag.  Congratulations to Val for being my first visitor!  As your prize, I will take you out for a round of frisbee golf if it ever gets warm.  As for the rest of you, you’ve probably got another couple of days before I post the link, so :-P.

New year. New blog.

January 1, 2010

This is it!  I’m going public.  I’ve been thinking about it since a real and blogging friend of mine went public and I figured I couldn’t hide much longer.  My response is this: a brand new blog for a brand new year.   I have lots to say, and now people will have an easier time finding out what it is.  There will probably be disclaimers forthcoming, but for now I’ll just say that the views posted here reflect only what I’m thinking at the moment and may change at any time without warning and likely without a posted update.