Monday, December 15, 2008

With Blogger's publishing software, if you start a post and don't finish it, it stays in your Posts section with a "draft" tag. If you were to go through all my posts, you'd find maybe one draft-- a post I never finished-- every six or seven posts, I'd guess. If you look at my current Posts, it's riddled with posts marked "draft". I don't know, I just can connect nothing with nothing right now. I'm spent. That kind of makes sense, given the calendar, but there's also something more going on that I can't put my finger on. Posts that used to race out of my fingertips are now only coming from great effort. It's strange.

Criticism has certainly been more harsh lately. That's fine, I invite it, but it does wear you down a bit. Anyway-- sorry for shorter than usual posts, sorry for less posts. Hopefully I'll get recharged soon. We'll see.

14 comments:

Cascadian said...

Sorry for my part in the wear and tear. I enjoy your site and most of your posts. I hope your feeling feisty and better soon.

Anonymous said...

Put your feet up and sip a beer. Take it easy for a couple days. Recharge for the winter: Your blog will be much appreciated during that gray, boring season.

Phil

Transplanted Lawyer said...

Happens to us all. You don't owe anyone anything unless you're doing this for money (which you're not) so do what seems right and what brings you enjoyment. We'll all still be here if you want to chill out for a few days.

Helen Rittelmeyer said...

Less than two hours and already the love is flowing freely. An indication, I think!

Take a breather, Freddie, and we'll all be here when you get back.

raft said...

i can't say the quality of your posts have gone down--if this is what you look like during a down spell, it's still pretty good.

take a break, relax, enjoy the holidays.

p.s. i don't know how you bloggers keep it up. especially when i think about how much time i waste just writing snarky comments. the dedication and sheer stamina must be incredible--fuck, now i'm wondering how illicit drugs figure into this picture...

individualfrog said...

It's probably because your commenters are all assholes.

Freddie said...

Now, now. Let's be civil.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Phil. -K.

Anonymous said...

"fuck, now i'm wondering how illicit drugs figure into this picture..."

Indeed, bloggers are often extremely dependent on opinional, perhaps the most energizing and maddening stimulant-psychedelic of them all.

Phil

paul said...

I'd say to not worry about post count (you don't have an editor breathing down your neck, and I don't think any of us demand a lot of content) and to definitely not worry about commenters ... I stopped worrying about random people on the Internet long, long ago

Matoko said...

freddie, cher, je t'adore, vraiment.
But if i say it on every post it will be saccharine and trite.
;)

just keep bringin' the sass.

Anonymous said...

Dude, if you insist that somone (who happens to be a pretty introspective and thoughtful person), is only saying something out of "ideological fidelity" and otherwise lay claim to know their motivations or ability to reason (rather than recognizing that such a person might actually believe in what she says because she feels the evidence supports it), you will find that criticism will certainly become more harsh. This is because, instead of simply stating why you disagree with someone, or why you believe they are incorrect, you ungenerously make assumptions about why they continue to be wrong (ie they are ideologues who do not know how to employ reason). I am a new to this blog and haven't inuslted you in any other comments. But I only had to look back two posts to find an ad-hominem attack.

When you insult other people, rather than just address their arguments, people will tend to feel that they can treat you likewise, and will often call you names, make up their own preferred reasons for why you believe something, and frankly, meet you at your own game. Sorry, but true.

Freddie said...

You should be aware, anonymous, that I know Megan personally.

Boz said...

Freddie,

This isn't meant to be mean but most people only have so much to say. Once they say it, tie it to a bunch of different topics, etc., they don't have much more worthwhile to say without some more research, reading, etc.; otherwise, the quality starts to decline.

Blogging is pretty demanding in that respect. Just pace yourself.

Don't worry. Just take a week off for Christmas and come back in the New Year. We've got the blog in our feed-readers anyway, so we'll see when you next update it.