It’s been a quiet couple of months here at the blog, but anything but in my life. The first quarter means a ton of activity for me, and the last two years I somehow fought through everything and kept posting, but this year, decided to take that pressure off (even though it’s fun in its own right to work on it and write things up) and focus on the other things, and circle back when things calmed down. Then, I got sick. My normal 24-48 hours of truly knocked out illness, and an unusually long battle against the cough that wouldn’t die (movie treatment coming soon). Continue reading
Well, I didn’t make it posting daily for a year (a 10-week gap is confirmation of that), but I’m pretty proud of the 350+ posts that now live here on the site; it’s grown quite a bit over the past two years since I kicked it off Thanksgiving weekend of 2012. I haven’t touched the site’s design since then, although I might going into the end of the year.
I haven’t been lacking for topics; I’ve got more than 50 drafts of saved content that I wanted to post about but failed to have the time to do so. I may fill in some posts with that content since I still want it to live here, or they may lead to future posts.
But the main reason, for those keeping score, for posts to resume is the holidays are here, and one of my most fun parts of the blog is the ongoing Christmas Present project, which begins year three tomorrow. I’ll be posting holiday songs by more modern artists, which will help balance out all the Burl Ives and Bing Crosby (nothing wrong with them, but I like the holidays to have a bit more energy sometimes). Because of the growing list of recommendations, the selections will likely come a bit more heavily this year, as long as I can keep up.
For those who missed it last year, I established a Spotify playlist, and will continue to add with this year’s selections. It feels good to get this back up and running; let’s begin, and happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving weekend a year ago, I was able to pull the trigger and get this blog finished and moving. Given my personal site had been neglected for years, it was an accomplishment, and the fact that I’ve actually used it, and updated it, for a year, is to me another one (I have a tendency to let things fall off before a year has passed). With that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a year here and what it’s meant. Continue reading
It’s a great thing when you’re so busy that you have plenty of things to keep you occupied, but generally, that means the blog falls into the abyss. Unlike other times, when I’ve actually been struggling to find topics, I actually have a dozen drafts in here of topics I’d like to flesh out (including my trip to see Andrew McMahon in concert last week), but unfortunately time has been limited.
Tuesday’s post is one I missed that was written but didn’t actually post for some reason. I’m hoping to catch up this week!
I intended on posting a blog post about my dog, Scruffy, who passed away a few weeks back. I wrote a long piece, held back on updating the blog for it… and then life got away from me, as it tends to. The Scruffy piece is basically done, so I’ll backdate it, but it’s time to get back into a rhythm, so more posts are on the way, starting tomorrow. I’ve got a backlog of music recommendations… some really good stuff too, so stay tuned!