Tuesday, October 06, 2009

TOO MUCH BLOGGING, NOT ENOUGH TIME..
...it's easy to spread one's self too thin online...
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Throughout my postings here recently, I've indicated several (hundred) times that I'm doing a post at the last possible moment before the current week expires, and sometimes I haven't even met my self-imposed quota of Two Entries Per Week. So what gives? If you look at my old postings, you'll find instances where I posted two or three times a DAY. I musta been nuts! But it was fun at the time. So my ideas have run thin, and my posting frequency has slowed dramatically. Why? Do I have an excuse? To my credit, I stopped going to "Facebook", the giant mega-site that wants you to Spill Yer Guts every day. The first thing you read when you go there is "What's On Your Mind", and I feel compelled to answer that and then go say hi to all my friends, comment on everything, and honestly, once Facebook grabs ya, it's hard to let go, but I did. And not going to Facebook means I've got more blogging time.
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I don't know how many of my postings were Baseball-oriented with the Seattle Mariners being featured most times, but I think that's tapered off, too. Why? Well, there's a blog over at the Seattletimes.com that features real-time game updates of Seattle Mariners' games and fans can chip in and make comments as the game progresses, and over the summer, I've put almost 470 entries into that website. That's not a lot, though; some commenters have over Four THOUSAND posts. Still, that baseball website did end up taking quite a lot of blog energy outta me. Baseball season is finally over, though (well, except for all the playoffs and World Series), so soon, very very soon, I should have more time to blog since I'll be watching fewer sports events on TV. But even then, well, Sunday nights, Monday nights, and (some) weekend afternoons will be spent watching Pro Football. It's easier to blog during a football game than a baseball game, I've found out. The pace of a Football game just seems to better accommodate blogging activity.
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Something else that's cut into my blogging activity is the "Webshots" website. I've posted over 600 photos there over the last year, and every single photo comes with a comment or two about the location. Many users there don't detail their photos like that, but I'm under some compulsion to make all my posts anywhere as complete as I can make them. It can easily take me 2 or 3 hours to upload photos into that site, and to provide some sort of semi-intelligent commentary throughout. "webshots" is located at http://www.webshots.com/; the username is 'digitaldave72' if you wanna see the excruciatingly painstaking effort I've put into that. I'm too lazy to paint, and I can't draw anything accurately anyway, but I love to take photos. It's as if Mother Nature supplies me with all these ready-made images that I can confine to my camera and take 'em home with me.
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In addition, I still try to put in appearances over at the Spokesman-Review newspaper's interactive blogsite, "Huckleberries Online" (you'll have to Google that; the paper's website name has changed over the last year, so I'm not sure of their "www" address). So really, I've left bits and pieces of myself in various places in the internet. And, tonite after playing guitar at a jam session, I'm doing what I can here to try and keep this blogsite alive. I've got over 900 entries posted in this blog; sometimes I go back thru and read my own archives and I can see where I've been shallow, or posted something really really good, and some other of my old postings make me wonder, "What could I have been thinking?" I've thought lately about writing a book, but I don't have enough time or commitment to do that, but maybe that's what I've been doing all along here on this blog. And now, it's almost 1am on Tuesday morning, and I've gotta stop here. Screeeech!!! But before I go, a photo for ya...
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Here's a shot of the lower end of Coos Bay; the ocean is probably about 3 or 4 miles west, as the crow flies. The day before I took this (a couple of weeks ago), temperatures rose to over 90 degrees; the next day, it was probably 75 or 80. Still, it was warmer than I've experienced for 2 or 3 years now. The photo is designed to be Eye Candy for those of you who've endured this post.

4 Comments:

Blogger Word Tosser said...

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/
is the site's address...

yes, so much to blog about... so little time.. and then there is days that it works the other way.. so much time and nothing in my brain to blog.

8:38 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Thanks for stoppin' by, Cis. Lately I haven't had any shortage of stuff to blog about, but after all this Beatles-stuff recedes, I 'spose I'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel once again!

12:35 AM  
Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

Ive purposely kept away from the computer as much as I can, much time with regrets cos Ive let emails and blobs run by the mill.. and then I find it to overwhelming to catch up..... and then I dont blob cos I think all I seem to do of late is whine and moan lol

x

5:19 AM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Marmee, there are times when I've spent 7 or 8 hours online, and where does the time go? I'm computing my life away. I'm not 'whining', but since I have so many posts, I do feel occasionally like I'm repeating myself.

4:20 PM  

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