The blogosphere has spoken. For two years I have kept up this blog to little acclaim, and now that I’ve taken a step back for a short while, barely blogging once a week, I have won not one, not two, but three prolific blogger awards! So now that the blogosphere has spoken, what is it saying, that I’m more interesting when I don’t blog? That I should hurry back and refocus my energies on blogging again? I hope it’s the second. Perhaps by the end of this month I will be able to return to a more regular blogging schedule, but until then, you should check out the blogs of those who gave me the awards. They really are prolific and terrific bloggers!
Joylene Nowell Butler, One Moment at a time on Cluculz Lake
Congratulations are especially in order since blogging on a regular basis is giving way to microblogging on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Friendster, particularly among young people. Apparently, the long form of blogging, which tends to be 300-500 words, is way too involved and time-consuming for the younger set. Those of us over thirty are still plogging away.
And while I have your attention: are you a romantic who loves baseball? Be sure to enter J. Conrad Guest’s contest, and you might win a signed copy of his novel Backstop and a signed baseball. All you have to do is write 200 words about a romantic baseball date, either real or imagined. 200 words? Not much for all you prolific bloggers out there! Send your entry to email@example.com. I’ll put in a good word for you. (Now you only have to write 199 words!)
February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am
Even if you are taking a blogging break, we are still dazzled by the vast number of quality blogs you maintain, Pat.
February 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm
What a lovely thing to say, A.F., and congratulations on being the new Science Fiction Examiner writer.
February 4, 2010 at 8:03 am
I’m in totally agreement with Anita. You blog and I pay attention. It’s a recipe that works. If this were Caesar’s time, we’d all be sitting on the steps while you spoke of life, liberty and happiness. We’d break for lunch, munch on some grapes and drink a bit of wine, then be back on the steps before the cock crowed. What a life.
February 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Too bad I don’t have anything important to say. Just think, I could change the world. Wait a minute — the Roman Empire eventually collapsed. Perhaps I’ll just munch on a few grapes and go take another break.
February 4, 2010 at 9:41 am
Maybe you’re writing posts in your sleep, Pat. When you wake up, you don’t recall them even though readers are reading.
Congratulations on the awards.
February 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm
I guess as long as people are paying attention, it doesn’t matter how I write them. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things — while I’m awake.
February 4, 2010 at 11:25 am
I’ll keep reading & commenting on your blog as long as I don’t have to wear a toga. (Joylene – don’t go givin’ ‘er any ideas…. )
February 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm
dang, Dave, I bet you’d look good in one. Pat…?
February 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm
I’m staying out of this one! The discussion and the toga, both!
February 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm
No togas, Dave. It’s enough — more than enough! — that you read and comment.
February 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Micro-blogging. I learn so much following you. But I only just figured out how to connect by blog to facebook and already I should be doing something else? Help!
Well, maybe I should be writing…
February 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Sheila, you’re probably already microblogging — all it means it posting a status on facebook or twittering. Why it’s called blogging, I don’t know, though perhaps it is sort of a micro web log.