A few of you have been reading along with HTF for quite a while – and while I don’t really understand why you do that, I sincerely appreciate it. (I suspect it’s similar to the reasons that I walk by the TV while my kids are watching super-confusing shows on the cartoon network about imaginary creatures going to school in outer-space and having zany adventures involving fish and/or glowing zebras – and I struggle to pull my eyes away.) Lately, due to my lack of, you know, writing, AND my lack of writing things worth reading – the readership has dropped off quite a bit. So I’m kinda at a tipping point where I’m deciding whether to hang it up or not. I’m not sure blogs are as popular as they once were. We spend WAY more time on the Facebook reading 12 word updates about what people are eating and the fascinating weather events in their cities. I think our attention span has shortened – I proved this scientifically the other day by noticing that I’d just scrolled through status updates and ONLY read the ones that were 2 lines or less. If it was over 2 lines I clearly didn’t have the time.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve decided to do – I’m gonna try to get the blog going again. To do this I’m going to impose a bit of schedule on myself – which you should know is physically painful to me. But I will suffer for the readers because I can pander with the best of them – particularly since each of you is so fabulous looking and insanely intelligent.
- I will post blogs each Monday morning (might be Sunday night depending on your time zone) and Thursday morning.
- I’ll try to get more action in the old HTF mailbag – as source of many, um, words in the past.
- If events dictate – Like when the Blagovitch hair thing happened – I’ll be drop in a bonus post now and then.
- I’ll do way more linking and ask other people to be guest posters – I’m hoping this will, you know, increase the level of goodness on the blog
As a pseudo-gift I just posted the long-awaited (ok, that’s a huge overstatement) New HTF Playlist on the right side there. Hope you dig it.