AS OF MAY 15, I WILL HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR TWO YEARS.
I was just a Babe in the Woods then. Heck, I'm still just a Babe in the Woods now!
It's been a lot of fun, but it's surprising, in a way, because in some respects, it seems I've been blogging a lot longer than that.
From my first goofy post titled "An Introduction" on May 15, 2006, to today, May 4, 2008, I've posted 309 times. This will be my 310th.
I'm slowing down. The numbers show it. This is post No. 41 for 2008, well behind my pace at this time for 2006 and 2007, when I finished with 133 and 136.
At this pace, I'll be lucky to finish with 100 for 2008. But that's the way it is. It's not all about numbers, it's about inclination to post and having something new or different to say.
And right now, I'm not feeling a lot of new or different...kind of like all those TV show writers who take time off to recharge their batteries while the networks, instead, regurgitate past episodes.
I've posted about everything from cleaning my fridge and stove to my shaving accidents to socks and sex to mens' spring fashion to the ridiculous world of religion and the antics of Dubya.
I've posted semi-nude pix of the blogger formerly known as Homo Escapeons and our weekly get-togethers and other antics.
I've illustrated, scientifically in ground-breaking fashion, the differences between the male and female brains.
I've written about my love life, such as it is, and about my family, such as they are and as they've allowed. I've ridiculed Paris Hilton and American Idol and America itself, and our shallow existences.
And of course I've posted a lot about my kids and being a single dad.
I've taken breaks but never for very long, because I miss the exchange of thoughts and laughs and feelings with the likes of HE, Andrea, Anna, Ziggi, MJ, Stace & Aidan, Gautami, Awaiting, Menchie, Angel and so many others.
I'm not getting around to other blogs nearly as much as I used to, either. It's about time and priorities, I guess...no offence intended.
I find I'm less interested in the political, religious, wider world of the "War on Terror" and Islam and Barack and Hillary and John McCain and Zimbabwe and more interested in things that are much closer to me.
But that can get a bit tiring too, probably for others more than for me.
So, for the next little while, I'm going to celebrate my two-year anniversary as a blogger by, well, not blogging.
I'm going to take a page from the wacky world of TV...I'm going to resurrect some of my posts from the past two years, posts hopefully some of you haven't read, and run them again, maybe updated, maybe not.
Consider it "summer reruns." Or at least, summer retreads.
Personally, I'm thinking it's going to be a bit of fun. Who knows? I might run new posts mixed in with them, if I'm so inspired from the goings-on in this vast wasteland where winter still seems to be lingering.