A few years ago, Quintin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez released a joint homage to grindhouse flicks called…’Grindhouse’ (imagine that) to the glee of a number of dudes at work. I believe it was 7 of us who piled into our cars to catch the movie after work one day – the largest non-work outing of any sort I’ve ever witnessed in our little sliver of the company. Some of us liked the movies (it’s technically 2 movies, glued together with a few mock trailers for movies that don’t exist*) and some wondered why they had gone. I dubbed us all “The Happy Sausage Fun Club” – a nod to the goofy names for stuff that come out of Japan for no reason other than the fact that it’s funny… Anywho… A little while later, another outing happened, but with maybe 1/3 of the attendance of the prior. Next one ended up just 2 of us, the true movie loving core of the rabble.
And so began the HSFC man-dates. Almost every week of the year, there’s at least 1 movie worth skipping the wasteland that “reality” TV has created to see. And almost every week, I’m there. Why is this all important? It’s not. But now you’ll know why it seems that I see so many movies.
* Actually, one of them – ‘Machete’ has been turned into a real film, starring the awesome Danny Trejo.
Trying out the “quickpress” option.
So this is the problem with blogs. How do you compete with something like Facebook. Or how do you determine to which service you should publish? FB has the word limit, of course, and the courtesy of sparing your “friends” from having to trudge through pages of text. A blog is a better medium for detail or lengthy discussion (if even 1-way). But a blog is the writer’s personal space. A thought conveyed in a 3 word sentence is just as valid as the long awaited sequel to War and Peace. And then there’s the fact that FB posts are aimed directly at your “friends’” eyes, where the king of Djibouti may be reading your blog post for all you know.
The biggest problem of all, though, is schedule. I’ve read and followed a few blogs over the years and watched them struggle with that very problem. With something like FB, a thought pops in your head and you can throw a post up quick, before it’s gone. The same can be said for a blog, but then there’s the issue of frequency. By their nature (and truly by reader expectation), blogs are essentially periodic. While maybe not daily, readers are going to want to see something more frequent than monthly and more regular than whenever fancy is stricken.
So maybe this will be weekly. Maybe every other day. We’ll see. Right now, I’m just trying to keep some steam in the tank.
Not sure how this works, yet.
I’ll just try out posting from my iPhone while I wait.
But a 3.75 yo mermaid has decided to “put me in jail” (read “tie me to my desk chair with a jumprope and balloon string”)…
I just wanted to point out how cool it is to know how to set up a DVR, be able to explain what’s going on in all the comic and game movies people enjoy these days, understand the side jokes on Phineas and Ferb, and be able to set up my own blog. It may not score chicks, but it’s fun.
And, yeah, I’m just babbling to screw around with Wordpress. It’ll all make sense when I figure out how this all works.