Posts Tagged ‘site news’

WTF Search Terms: Ghomeshi Edition

November 3, 2014

Sorry for stealing your shtick, Mike.

I was about to upload my concert review for The Smalls (sorry, “the smalls”) and happened to notice the top search terms that are leading people to this blog:


Dang. Poor Martina Sorbara.



April 2, 2013

Okay, guys, I don’t want to get all cocky here, but a big ol’ pile of people liked my review of The God That Comes. My inbox was filling up with WordPress notifications. I’ve been writing reviews forever and barely getting any attention outside of friends and family, so I gotta say, it’s pretty gratifying to finally be making some progress.

Just because of all the warm fuzzies these have given me, I’d like to highlight some of the choice feedback I’ve received:

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February 2, 2012

Got my Tumblr posts cleaned up and uploaded to this place. If you have this blog in your RSS reader (by which I mean, “if you’re my wife”), I’d be interested in knowing whether that pile of backdated posts shows up in there. I don’t want to be the guy cluttering up your internet on you, but there’s a lot more where that came from.

At least there weren’t that many posts this time out. There also wasn’t much that needed editing, so I really could have had it done weeks ago, but I got lazy. I also had an ear infection which took me out of commission for a day or two, which really didn’t affect anything, but I’ll mention it here so that you’re sympathetic to my plight instead of critical of my procrastination.

I usually make some sort of attempt at being funny (or at least interesting) when I post stuff, but man, those Tumblr posts are pretty lame. I tried to be a bit more serious and instead just came across as whiny, neurotic, and completely unable to make up my mind about website titles. And that one post where I said “blog” about 200 times might be the worst thing I’ve ever written. Who could possibly care?

Speaking of bloggity blog blog shut the hell up nonsense, my Tumblr just lists “posted one year ago” for each entry, so the dates here are my best guesses and nothing more. And when I reference Blog #5 that never got one post, I meant this place. 

Speaking of AH GOD NOBODY CARES SHUT UP ALREADY, I am going to post about wrestling next. Lucky you!

January 16, 2012

Made some headway in cleaning up old blogs this weekend. My Tumblr posts are basically set to go (all five of them) and I deleted dozens of old LiveJournal posts. Aaron asked if I felt bad about deleting chunks of history like that, and I really don’t, since I didn’t delete anything worthwhile. All of my posts that were nothing but copied-over Twitter updates are gone, as are most of my “Writer’s Block” posts (LJ posts a daily question, and I went on a few stretches where I would answer a month’s worth of them). 

I should have saved the Writer’s Block posts, really. Most of the questions are insipid and most of my answers were testy because I had to answer said questions, but there were a few good half-baked thoughts there that I could have fleshed out into something more for when I need ideas for this place. Like right now!

January 11, 2012

Hello, blog. Here’s hoping you work out better than my last five or so blogs.

Here’s the goal: to take all my old blogs, HEAVILY edit them, and combine them all into this one site. A one-stop shop for all things me.

Dear future potential employers, this should give you more than enough reason to reject my application. You’re welcome.

I’m hoping… well, mostly I’m hoping that I actually get my act together enough to see this through. But my real hope is that this process will get me back into blogging on a regular basis. I write for work every day, but it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about my life. I used to really enjoy blogging but got out of it for a few years for a number of reasons: a lack of time, writing fatigue, personality clashes, a general sense that my life is boring and not worth documenting, the rise of social media and the fact that it’s easier to just click “Like” than it is to write something new – these have all been factors. And I suppose none of them have really changed. But I’m hopeful!

You know… hopeful despite the fact that I started this blog in 2009 and only just now wrote something.

June 15, 2010

I kinda like this Tumblr idea. It all seems so simple and customizable. Maybe in a few months, if there’s anything here worth sharing, I’ll change the name and link it up to my Facebook and Twitter. At least, that was my thought while walking to work this morning. One day in, and I’m already ready to give up on my pretend anonymity.

Blog #2 was under a nickname and I enjoyed its pretend anonymity for several years. Eventually, though, three things happened:

1)- The blogging site I was on was going downhill and many of my friends were leaving it.

2)- I had a falling out with some other friends, and we all went our separate ways, both in real life and in blog life.

3)- I started to notice real-life people bringing up topics that I’d blogged about – only, I’d never told them about my blog. To this day, I’m not sure if they found my blog and just never specifically said so, or if it was just a couple coincidences.

Oh, netbook keyboard, you’ll be the death of me.

Anyway, I moved from Blog #2 to Blog #4. Blog #1 was on my own personal website. This was back in the day before there was such a word as blogging, which is starting to seem like a pretty great time to be alive. I have typed the word “blog” way too many times tonight and it is starting to feel pretty obnoxious. Anyway, back then, I had to create and upload each individual journal page, which was just too much of a hassle. Blog #1 died after two entries. I eventually ported them over to Blog #2.

Blog #3 was on the same site as Blog #4, but I never really posted there – I just filled out surveys and quizzes and things of that nature. It was under the same fake name as Blog #2.

Blog #4 was under my real name, because I decided that if I couldn’t really be anonymous on the internet, I might as well go all the way. It’s now several years later and I still have that blog, and I might continue to post there, but I really like the potential here. Plus, it’s always inspiring to scrap everything and start anew. You get that brief period of hope before everything eventually sinks back into the same ol’ rut.

I signed up for Blog #5 in hopes that it would have more features than Blog #4, but I never got around to doing anything with it. It never got so much as one post.

And this is Blog #6. And I might have to implement a ban on the word “blog” now that I’m done my backstory.

I feel like I owe you a good story after all that, but I can’t think of one at the moment. So instead I’ll sleep.