Monday, September 25, 2006

Back to Blogging

I can't believe that September is almost over, and I haven't blogged since the 15th. Where have I been? Oh yeah, work and grad school are in full swing. I should be better at making time for posting blogs though. I'm going to try to be a more regular blogger. Valerie made a vow to blog something everyday, and I have decided to follow her lead.

I keep making notes on my Palm and in my Moleskine about possible blogging topics, but I keep letting other things get in the way of my blogging. I'm going to try to be more disciplined about it though. I feel good when I blog more, and I know that I get more readers on a regular basis when I blog regularly. As silly as it sounds, I do like it when people that I don't know in real life comment on my blog, and I would love to have a larger, regular readership. I envy bloggers who have a much larger audience than I seem to have. I know they are probably better writers/more entertaining bloggers than me, but I also know that if they didn't blog regularly then I wouldn't read them as often. I have several posts that I need to create: my reaction to the Zadie Smith reading and On Beauty, which I am reading now; my response to Speak, a young adult literature novel that I read recently; and anything else that I think someone might be interested in reading about.

I spent much of tonight procrastinating on work by watching the Astros win their 6th straight game and catching up on reading all my favorite blogs. Now, it's late, and I need to go to bed, and I never did go sit outside and enjoy the unusually fall like weather in Houston tonight. Argh!! I should have taken my computer outside to do the blog reading and kept abreast of the game via the Internet. I should have created one of the above mentioned blogs too. Damn! I guess I will have to blog those topics tomorrow.

Before I go, this afternoon on NPR's All Things Considered, I heard this great commentary: "Mom, Meet Rocky Horror. Rocky Horror, Mom." It reminded me of how much I miss and loved my mom, not that I really needed a reminder. I don't have a Rocky Horror experience, but if you do, you should listen to this commentary. If you have ever felt guilty about something you did or said to your mom, you should listen to this commentary. I really enjoyed hearing this commentary--nothing like stating the obvious, huh?

Now I will sign off and go to bed. One more thing: GO ASTROS!!!!


Carl V. said...

I'm very excited about the upcoming playoffs and World Series. Not sure who exactly I'm rooting for this year. It will definitely be whoever is playing the Yankees for one thing!

I don't necessarily think that you have to be a good writer to have a regular audience. I do agree that more frequent posting keeps people coming back once they start visiting your site though.

Penny said...

I'll look forward to your promised posts! I need to get back to regular blogging too. I have some problem with my home computer that I can't log in to blogger right now--but hopefully Kevin can fix that. For now, I can only blog at school, and that doesn't happen very often. I was hoping you'd have something new today, and I wasn't disappointed--but then, I check almost every day ; )


Kim said...

I always root for the Yankees' opposition.

I hope you get your blogger woes fixed. I always enjoy reading your posts too.

Penny said...

For some reason, I can get this comment on the right post--but I wanted to simply say that Wow! I need to read Speak. Maybe I will have some time to read it over Thanksgiving, or perhaps it can be one of my sinful reads when I am supposed to be reading something else (even more delicious). Thanks for the excerpts--both are very powerful, but my favorite was the one about snow. : )