I've gotten a few emails - well, ok, one, about not posting much these days. It's nice to be missed, I guess.
What's funny is the idea that I've somehow slacked off on my duties, or that this blog falling behind the pack in some way is supposed to wound my pride.
The simple reality of the media world today is that the blogs where writers are getting paid to blog should be the best ones out there.
People might see a small ad here and there on this blog, but really, the click-through rate of those ads are well, be honest, how often do you click on any of those?
I understand the truth of this situation. I'm relating it here so that people understand the why of the blog's ebb and flow. I respect our readers too much to sugarcoat anything. If and when we have time and with the energy we have left from other responsibilities, you'll find what we think about things. If we can, we'll throw in maybe some extra bits of info here.
I'm not trying to keep up with anyone - heck, I usually don't have time to read other blogs - and if someone else gets a good story, more power to them.
I hope some readers stick around to read material when I have time to post more, but honestly, I've realized people are always looking for something different. Some want more posts, some want longer posts, some want more humor, more breaking stories, others want less humor, less cursing, etc.
The email asking about why I haven't posted much questioned if I'd been sick and I had to laugh a little, because I actually post a ton of stuff whenever I'm sick. I sit in bed with my laptop and a box of tissues.
Anyway, I've been busy and consequently, quite tired. I'm back to teaching. The opportunities to freelance have lessened a lot.
I'm not giving up on the blog, though. It wasn't ever really about making money (that was more wishful thinking). It's mainly about sharing ideas and observations and tidbits of info we can't place elsewhere.
As soon as I get more time (and more sleep) I'll probably post more.