Monday, November 14, 2016
My eleventh anniversary
I'll be honest with you, last week was very tough. As blog moderator I blocked a lot of your comments (besides the usual idiot trolls who I just delete and don't even read). Considering the emotional state you knew I was in, I didn't need gloating, I didn't need ugliness, I didn't need to be told to just suck it up. We all go through shit in our lives and for the most part I spare you mine. That's not what you log on for and I get that. You want to be entertained, you want my dubious advice, you want anything to distract you from work. Thus I keep churning out the posts even when I'm dealing with the crap we call life.
So when one time I announce that I'm really wrecked and people write in saying stop whining and go back to funny posts I get very cranky.
There were several points last week when I seriously thought, "Fuck this! What do I need this grief for? I'll just shut the blog down, walk away, and pick it back up again if and when I feel like it." I decided ultimately not to do that, but I'm sort of at a crossroads here.
What I always do for these annual anniversary posts is ask you to take charge. I'd love to know who is out there and why you're here? Especially now. So if I may, in the comments section could you please tell me who you are, where you're from, how old you are (you can round it off), how you found the blog, how long you've been reading it, how often you read it, and what you like and don't like about it? You can be honest. I know a lot of you don't like baseball posts but every so often I do them anyway. And you'll notice I've done very few AMERICAN IDOL recaps lately. But this feedback has helped me shape the content of the blog as I've tried to provide you with more of what you prefer. This year it's going to help me decide how to go forward.
So thanks in advance. And thanks for being a part of a great eleven year run.