I know I’ve posted it before but it’s a saying that’s stuck with me for probably 35 years. It’s one of the entries in Hugh Prather’s Notes to Myself: “If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing then the desire is not to write.”
As has been evident over the past [...]
It’s a t-shirt I’ve always wanted. It said, “In dog years, I’m dead.” I’m starting to think the same thing applies to blogs.
Today is the 10th anniversary of this blog. Certainly, it’s not the oldest blog out there and it has changed focus over time. But it seems to have outlasted many. How long [...]
Actually, I ask myself that question about blogging with some regularity. In fact, I occasionally consider abandoning the blog, a thought that comes up when I’ve got a number of books to review and feel a bit pressed for time. A lot of people probably think bloggers blog because they believe everyone is obligated entitled [...]
I blame it on February. For as short as it is, it still reminds you not only that it’s winter but that spring just might be out there. Case in point is that when I went to the state capitol last week, it had a record high temp (61). Sunday, it set a record for [...]
For quite a while, I’ve been noticing various items on the book blogs and sites in my feed reader and think, “That again?” Evidently, I’m not alone as King Rat (a.k.a. Philip Weiss) kind of brought it home in a post he did on book blogging topics he’s done with on his blog.
Seven years ago today the first post appeared on this blog. Since then, nearly 1,850 have been added (counting a handful of repeats). While a number of SD blogs have come and gone over those years, this one keeps stumbling and bumbling along, moving far away from its original political tone.
There will be close [...]
As I anticipated (and was fairly well confirmed when only one-third of the voters actually visited my blog), I didn’t make the longlists in the two categories I was in for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I am pleased, though, that three of the five blogs I voted for in the Best Written category (after looking [...]
With the first round of voting complete and, hence, the first of my actual participation in Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I was left with several initial impressions. I thought I would offer up a few of them, even if that may not be wisest thing to do knowing there is more voting to be done [...]
It was just under a year ago that I first became aware of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. It sounded intriguing but, because I was unfamiliar with it, I basically just observed. As I did, there were aspects of it I didn’t have the time or inclination to do — and some actually seemed a bit [...]
They’ll be a substantive post tomorrow but things will likely be sparse around here for the immediate future. It’s even possible a few regular weekly posts may not make it. Travel will leave me with only occasional internet access and not a great deal of spare time. And, sadly, it doesn’t look like there’s any [...]