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Monday, January 10, 2011

State of the Blog

Hey boys and girls! It's been a while, but I'm back and we can expect blogging to resume from here on in. There will, however, be some changes in store and I want to discuss them briefly. See, I've been doing this blog since June of 2004, which means we're closing in on seven years of pointless, often unrewarding public rambling. I don't regret it- the blog has been an interesting experience and I've met some really neat people, many of whom continue to read this crap for some reason or other- but it's been a long road. Throughout this period I have somehow managed to stick to a pretty reliable five-day-a-week posting schedule, which means that in the past six-plus years I've spent a lot of time on the blog. That's been fine since I write fast and have had the time BUT a few things are changing for me.

First, the imminent birth of my daughter, JezLil, will almost certainly cut into my free time somewhat.* Needless to say, this bite from my schedule has to come from somewhere and it will almost certainly not come from my work time. I mean, let's face it- work pays me money, and I have it on good authority that babies can be costly. Likewise, the time I get to spend with JezLil is, itself, priceless and I'm not going to sacrifice it solely for your edification.

Second, my work needs to be stepped up in the near future because I need to finish my dissertation so that I can take that nice, shiny new job I was offered.** And somewhere amidst all the dissertation-finishing and job-taking there's going to have to be some moving, which will impose a further drain on my time.

So, in short, the blog will continue, but I'm changing the update schedule from the traditional Monday-Friday to "pretty much whenever the hell I feel like it/have time." I wish I could be more reliable but, hell, y'all are probably all using aggregators, and my family and job come first.

In consolation, however, I would also like to announce that my new series on The Overton Window will be starting soon- possibly this week- and I'll be doing my utmost to stick to a weekly update schedule for that. So, in short, there may be less Drek, but drek will still be here.

Aren't you lucky?

* I can actually hear the current parents in the audience laughing menacingly at that remark.

** Yes, as it turns out, someone really is crazy enough to hire me. Note, however, that I did not specify what kind of job I'm taking.

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Blogger Ken Houghton said...

"I can actually hear the current parents in the audience laughing menacingly at that remark."

Got that in one.

Try to finish The Overton Window blogging before JezLil is born—pre-natal Becking may be dangerous to her health (and sense of the English language), but inflicting it on a newborn may cause DYFS (or the local equivalent) to come calling.

Oh, and congrats on the new job, the prospect of moving with either a very pregnant wife or a newborn, and the pending completion of The Thing That Eliminates You from a Government Job Not in the Education Sector.

Monday, January 10, 2011 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger scripto said...

"Likewise, the time I get to spend with JezLil is, itself, priceless and I'm not going to sacrifice it solely for your edification."

That kind of hurts my feelings. Congratulations anyway, I think. Evidently the babydorphins (as they are known in the Behavioral Sciences) have gotten you all messed up. You'll have plenty of time to blog in 12 years or so when Lil Drek wants to spend as little time as possible with you. Da-aaad.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:27:00 AM  

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