Saturday, October 9, 2010

State Of The Blog

This weekend marks a milestone of sorts. (Well, not much of one, but one nonetheless.)

The one month anniversary of this blog will be celebrated this weekend. (I plan on getting the blog quite drunk. Anyone wanna volunteer to be the designated driver in case it needs a ride anywhere?)

But in all seriousness, I'm pleased with how things are going. I've found some great people to follow and add to my blog roll. And the comments left here are a great joy to see, and much appreciated. You guys/gals rock, and stuff.

It's funny how my direction changed in the first week of the blog. I envisioned blogging mostly about political events and throwing a lot of rants around in here. While there are a few of those types of posts, for the most part I've steered away from that and have posted pretty much utter nonsensical posts.

I've discovered a few things in the last month.

Such as:

1) Light and fluffy posts seem to be favored over more serious posts. So I've leaned that way and the majority of the posts in here are light and fluffy, a lot like my award winning pancakes.

(Well, okay, maybe not quite like that. While my posts may be described as light and fluffy affairs, I think my pancake making skills would be better put to use as boat anchors. Anyone who has ate any pancakes I've ever made will probably tell you their asses drag on the ground when walking away from the breakfast table. It's not a pretty sight)

2) As I've blog hopped I've seen a few posts touting the superiority of Wordpress over the Blogger platform. I'm in no position to dispute that. But I'm pleased with the Blogger platform and haven't had any issues using it. And.....

it's free, a cheapskate like me drools over free stuff, especially when it fills the requirements I have.

3) There are a lot of talented people who blog. My blogging efforts pale in comparison to the writing skills and story telling I've run across. Adding my blog to the web is an effort to balance out this phenomenon with the unskilled/untalented drivel I post. I'm that guy people can point at haughtily and they can say their blog is better than this one. And many of them would be spot on.

So in closing this train wreck of a post I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Your perseverance in reading this drivel will be rewarded in your next life. If you're nutty enough to believe in reincarnation I can promise you, at the very least, you won't come back as a roll of toilet paper. My crystal ball is a little too murky to promise anything else. But hey, who wants to be a roll of toilet paper anyway? Nothing good happens to toilet paper.

Ciao for now, I'll leave the blog on for you.


Laura H said...

Don't undersell yourself JPT
Yours is a highly enjoyable blog and one I look forward to reading.

BeMistified said...

You totally rock and you have a blog award to prove it. Congrats on the 1 month blogversary!

I will drive.

Jane said...

Congrats on your blog-aversary! I personally think that your blog is one of the better ones around!


Gail said...

You have done very well in just one month! Congratulations!

I have been writing TWO YEARS and have only two hundred followers but love every one of them.

I enjoy your writing or I would not be here. Keep up the good work and if your pancakes are any indication...STAY out of the kitchen.

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow, Happy Monthaversary! In a very short time, you managed to completely change my morning 'routine.' I now MUST start my day running to the computer to see what you have to say for the day. Thankfully, most days your posts have me cracking up, which makes the rest of the morning go just a little smoother. :)

gaijinwife said...

nonsensical is great. ditto light and fluffy. ditto pancakes of any description, ditto getting squiffy on blog-aversary and having a sober driver :D

hehe - my verification word is poolog

Just Plain Tired said...

Laura H -- Just simply, thank you.

BeMistified -- My blog and I are pleased to see that you've stepped up and volunteered to chauffeur us around this weekend! ;)

Jane -- Shhhhh... people are going to think you're on the payroll here. :)

Gail -- You're not the only one who thinks the kitchen should be off limits here. ;)

ChiTown Girl -- Now that's a comment to plant a smile on my face.

gaijinwife -- I'll match your 3 dittos and raise you two of them? I'm still laughing at your "bugger off" comment from a couple of days ago. ;)

But seriously, you folks are great, and I enjoy your blogs immensely.

Sparkling Red said...

I enjoy blogs that have a variety of posts, from fluffy to passionate (even if it's passionately angry). My own blog helps to keep me sane, or as sane as I'll ever get. I blogged daily for a few months in the beginning, then slowed down, but it's still an important part of my life. Congrats!

Charlene said...

I like your blog. It has continuing themes [the co-worker, etc.] and your apartment carpet instal, etc. yet glimps into your life; perfect for a voyeur like me.

Just Plain Tired said...

Sparkling Red -- Thanks! While I know I'll keep blogging I may eventually post less frequently myself. Haven't really though about a schedule.

Charlene -- I'll keep the blinds cracked open a bit to advance and support your voyeurism. I'm thoughtful like that, and stuff. ;)

Miss Melicious said...

You do have a great blog! And I'm with ya on the freebies!

Sir Jorge said...

award winning pancakes eh? I like the sound of that. great blog

Dazee Dreamer said...

Happy One Month Anniversary.

The addiction has just started. :)

Just Plain Tired said...

Miss Melicious -- Free is always good, unless it's a sexually transmitted disease of course. Maybe some other things free aren't so hot either, but free blogging is good. ;)

Sir Jorge -- While the sound is good, not going to vouch for the taste of said pancakes. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Much appreciated.

Just Plain Tired said...

Dazee Dreamer -- Thanks! And it is a bit addicting. :)

darev2005 said...

Congrats! Alot of people don't make it that far. I've seen alot of new blogs never make to their first month. Mine almost didn't. Whether you're happy or sad, just write it down and we'll keep reading it.

JY said...

Congrats on your blogversary. I am here from Gaijin Wife's blog... I lurk there as well. I am a terrible lurker. Actually I have been blogging myself for quite awhile, but have erased posts and the blog itself several times... attempting again to give it a go. I myself have gone from Blogger to Wordpress to Blogger. In the end... I guess either is ok! Keep it up! What I've read thus far is pretty good!

Smart Ass Sara said...

WEll lucky for you I'm the designated driver for every event. It's kind of the downfall of deciding not to drink. Because usually once it hits 2am and I'm driving around a bunch of drunks threatening to throw up in my van...I start questioning whether I'm the asshole in this equation.

happy blogoversary. Woot.

Lauren said...

Have to say really enjoy your blog...keep the good work up!

Just Plain Tired said...

JY -- Thanks for de-lurking. Your welcome her anytime whether as a lurker or someone who comments.

Smart Ass Sara -- Another designated driver! I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks for dropping in.

Lauren -- Thank you, and I'll try to maintain this thing, such as it is. ;)

michelle said...

Yay! Congratulations! Your link is now on the sidebar of my blog so I'll be here a lot in the months to come.

Just Plain Tired said...

michelle -- I'll try to maintain high housekeeping standards, and stuff, to accommodate your visits. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I'll look forward to seeing around the place.

Sandra said...

Oh puleeze, you are NOT that guy that people point to and go, "My blog is better than his!" You are the blog that people point to and go, "His damn blog is getting drunk again and we weren't invited!"
You are terrific and I always smile and laugh.
Congrats on your one month blogaversary...isn't funny that one month ago, that word would have made your eyes roll and now it's part of your vocab.

Scotty's Princess said...

Hi JPT. My first time to leave my footprints here :-) And I have to say this: You just plastered a smile on my face. It's not everyday that I could get to read a blog as enjoyable as yours. You have that unique style of writing down your thoughts and I am loving it.

I shall try to visit here as frequently as I can- as long as my time permits me to.

May you enjoy your Sunday in grand style!

Mustang Sally said...

Hello ... HELLO? Hey, I'm here because I heard they were serving free pancakes and it's almost breakfast time ... and I'm hungry!

Happy Blogaversery JPT

Stevebethere said...

What an enjoyable read and i am sure just as good as your light and fluffy pancakes LOL!

Keep up your unique style and btw happy one month blogday to you :-)

Just Plain Tired said...

Sandra -- Thanks! I always appreciate seeing your comments.

Scotty's Princess -- Your footprints are always welcome. Enjoy your Sunday too. :)

Mustang Sally -- You're a brave soul to entertain the thought of eating my pancakes. ;)

Stevebethere -- Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed the read.

Sarahf said...

How many comments do we need to write before we get free pancakes? ;P