Summer is here.
School is out; vacations abound. Some of you are taking sabbaticals or reduced work hours. Good for you!
It’s also hot; it’s humid. Oppressively so in some parts of the country. Gas prices are ridiculous, the economy needs a colonic. Barack and John McCain will duke it out for D.C. Home Boy status this fall and despite the racially historic implications of the upcoming presidential election, it’s still kind of a yawn fest. I mean, we can’t make fun of Barack as we did George Bush. God forbid, he should screw up and if we call him on it, we’ll all get labeled “a racist” and then crucified by the court of public opinion. It’ll be just like the post-9/11 broo-haha with George Bush. Remember that period in time? People were labeled “unpatriotic” and socially and economically censured for such, merely because they uttered or wrote something that could’ve have been construed as remotely anti-American. Ask the Dixie Chicks.
So, what’s a pundit to do?
And if THAT conundrum isn’t enough, nothing but reruns abound on TV.
Summer means a slow down and perhaps the last thing many of you want to do is sit around reading blogs.
Maybe it’s just that you don’t want to read my blog.
Yeah…I’m whining. My readership is down. Exponentially. It has been for the past few weeks.
And I am disheartened.
I know that things have been different since I went back to work full time. I don’t post as much original stuff as I used to. Frankly, I don’t have time. You see, I’m a writer and I’m employed as such. That means I’m writing most of the day–much of it comedy–and to be honest, the last thing I want to do when I come home is write more comedy.
As any decent pirate would say, “I’m afeared me blog has suffered a might, arrrrr!!”
I don’t want to waste your time…or mine. So, before I decide to scrap this concept of continued blogging indefinitely, let’s reach of meeting of the minds. Permit me to inquire as to what you’d like to see more of or less of in terms of posts. You want comedy? You want heart tugging sap? You want both? Political commentary? Movie reviews? A really funny advice column? Should I be less esoteric? I know I have a tendency to get a little strange and that might not appeal to all comers. So, do you think then that I should be more basic? Well, tough shit–that ain’t gonna happen. Want more complicated? Like you have a choice.
Or should I just say that past 14 months have been a real freakin’ slice and call it a night?
Feed the insatiable beast that is my ego.
I’ll read your comments; I’ll delete the negative ones. Then, I’ll weigh the odds and will make a conscious decision based on all factors.
But…but…but what if no one reads this post? As I said readership is down.
Well, if that happens, I’ll just pull an Alec Baldwin and state here and now if I don’t receive eight…ten…no 12 substantive comments by 4 pm (CST) Thursday , 6/12/08, I’ll not only threaten to move to Europe, but I ‘ll threaten to cease all blogging operations precisely at 4:01 (CST) on 6/12/08. And don’t just placate me, though that’s perfectly acceptable. I’d really like to know what you want more of.
Is this an idle threat?
Probably, but I am menopausal as hell these days and well…do you really want to take that chance?????