Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

It’s been kind of a weird week here at the old blog. We’ve watched as our Feed Reader counter (that’s the thing over to the right of this post) has plummeted from the mid- to upper-forties all the way down to 19.

And that was as of Wednesday morning.

Who knows how many more people jumped ship after my long, winding, and maybe a little bit rambling Waiting for Wednesday post?

Add to that the fact that we’ve started a…um, let’s call it dangerous…poll up at the top of the page, there, and our fragile, writer-ly egos are beginning to fade away into a cave lost in the time stream (because we were hit by laser beams in Final Crisis).

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

Nathaniel’s emailed me a couple of times over the last week or so, saying things like, “You know, my writing on the blog has been suffering lately” and “Why didn’t you tell me about the goose-laden Avengers Day celebration?”

To the latter, I say, there was no such thing.

To the former, I can honestly say that I think Nathaniel’s posts have been strong, solid, fun, informative, and really up to par. Just take a look at the poll up top, there. Obviously you guys agree, too!

If anyone should be having doubts about writing ability, content relevance, and overall sanity checking, it’s me. My posts have always been all over the place, they stay within my comfort zone of comics, (sometimes) baseball, and similar topics.

Like comics movies, or original comics art.

But I write about what I love, and I never want the blog to become a chore. I want to be able to sit down, have an idea of what to say, say it, and get off the stage.

Usually after revealing something overtly embarrassing about myself, or after talking for way too long.

But I write about the things that I’d like to read about, and the things I go to other blogs and Web sites to read about, and I hope my posts at least have some resonance with you guys.

On that note, we’ll have our big, Official Exfanding Review of Iron Man II coming atcha in the next day or two. So stay tuned for that. And stay tuned for some new stuff around these parts.

If nothing else, this week has made me and Nathaniel realize that we need to mix it up a bit here and try new things. So we'll huddle in a coffee shop somewhere, hammer out the top-secret details, and then we'll reveal our plan for world domina--er.

I mean, our plan for more interesting blogging.

Stay tuned...


Scott said...

The reader still says 41 for me.

Flashman85 said...

It seems to have gone back up; up until this afternoon, it was reading 19 for me as well.

AJG said...

Back down to 19 today...

I'm noticing a pattern.

Scott said...

Still showing 41 for me...

zharth said...

I see 19.

Flashman85 said...

I understand the feed reader has an update delay of about a day or so; zharth, I'm not sure what part of the world you're in, but Scott isn't anywhere near Exfanding HQ, so I'm wondering if that doesn't have something to do with it.