It’s the holidays and because I’m spending a bunch of time away from home and with my family, I haven’t really had the time or inclination to keep up on my this thing. For a minute, while trying to figure out what to write about, I thought that I would pull a big cheat and make a bold prediction like Tebow is going to get waxed this weekend by the lowly Buffalo Bills. Because it did happen and I wouldn’t have predicted it. But I am making up for Christmas time not writing by writing three days later and backdating.
Once again I got burned by a vacation. Well I didn’t get burned but this blog thing did. I didn’t do a damn thing. It’s not an actual problem because no one reads it anyway – other than Russian spammers who want me to buy yet more penis pills. I have to become disciplined when away from the routine. It’s pretty easy not to do any writing. I need to start thinking of the blog like a scene from Speed 4: Bloggageddon where certain doom will fall on unsuspecting citizens if this ordinary Joe doesn’t write exactly 100 words each and every day.
Other than autofeed tweets, I do nothing to promote this lesson in vanity. I’m not much of a blog reader. I imagine that most bloggers are like me and send their random transmissions skyward to see if there’s a response. After a year, I might tell someone about this. For now, I’m just hoping that if an alien life force is monitoring; they are Close Encounters aliens rather than Independence Day. However, if you are Independence Day aliens, I want to confirm your suspicions that there’s not much happening here. I would suggest moving on to a more feature-rich planet.
Honestly, this every day thing is starting to become a real drag. I know it’s only 100 words but still I have to think of something to say. Well I don’t really have to, I have decided to do this. And it isn’t like there is any requirement for me to be interesting. Other than Dave, and occasionally Julie, no one is reading. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is one of those filler columns. I am behind and need to catch up. Bad blogger. Bad words. This is almost over and I still have two more to do.
So far, as mentioned a day or two ago, most of this experiment in pompousness has focused on me. What or who annoyed me today? I hoped this thing would be more about working in a public library. I originally hoped it somehow could be used for brownie points in one of my Masters classes. It seems every librarian must have a blog. A Google search will demonstrate the fact. Most of them are about emerging trends, about reader’s advisory, or upcoming events at their library. I will make a conscious effort to include more work stuff. Just not today.
I know that very few people read this. I don’t really know that anyone does actually read this on a daily basis. On a few occasions, I have been bit for writing things that I don’t want anyone I know to know. I can’t really explain why anyone would do a blog that mainly focuses on themselves. It’s easy though and that’s a problem. I like bitching. However, its a proven fact that the act of complaining doesn’t do anything in way of relieving stress or construction a positive outcome. I’ve got to aim higher than the lowest hanging fruit.
So I am only a few weeks into trying to write something every day and I already don’t know if I am repeating myself. Have I already written a post about the fact that I fear that I will be repeating myself a lot? I can’t remember. I try to tag and place things into categories but really I am not going back to look at my taxonomy. I am a librarian after all, I think I should probably think about a reliable way to organize posts. I doubt it will happen though. I apologize if this is old news.
I don’t know how long I can keep this up without telling anybody about it. It’s not like I’ve been doing this long but still, how long do I go on writing every day without asking someone, or at least encouraging someone, to look at it. Pretty soon this is going to be overwhelming as far as reading in the past. I don’t really expect that anyone will go look at past posts. God, I don’t really expect anyone to look at this ever. But I am trying to find a “voice” before I want anyone wasting their valuable time.
Though I haven’t told anyone that I have started this blog, for some reason I think that magically someone is reading. I wouldn’t read it, I don’t know why anyone else would. Hopefully I will find my way pretty soon. I need to find a voice and a valid reason to write other a whorish need to believe that someone is paying attention. Until then, I am allowing all comments. So far, only spammers. If for some reason, you’re not trying to sell me something, leave a comment. I’d like to know why the hell you are reading this crap.