Every time I find myself frustrated wit the direction my life is going, which is more often since it was upended a couple years ago, I remind myself that I am on the switchbacks.
For the non-hikers, switchbacks are the trails that wind back and forth up or down a steep slope. They take forever to climb, but are easier (and healthier) than trying to charge straight up the slope. Sometimes the wind through a tunnel of trees bending over the trail in search of sunlight. Very often they are a shadeless, stair-well grade chore made worth it only by the destination.
I have a couple things I could use advice on, if you are so inclined:
I am tempted to abandon my six + blogs and combine all that content into one blog – this one. (My other blogs are all listed on the sidebar).
- I may exempt Are We Lost Yet? because it actually gets a bit of traffic, and I’ve still paid for it. But when I have to re-up, that would be hard to justify at current traffic levels.
- The only other blog with any traffic is Curious Continuity. Not so much for the occasional Doctor Who content, but for my longer essays on the possible future. Go figure.
- I have abandoned Tumblr for customer service reasons.
The case for combining everything here is a greater frequency of posts. The case against is the potential sprawl of topics. I dunno. But I’m pretty sure I’m not keeping all six.
My other issue is Chrome (on my personal laptop) will occasionally just refuse to launch, and I have to remove and re-install it to remedy the problem. This symptom started to appear about the same time something enabled pop-up notifications from Chrome. This is a nuisance, not a crisis but any ideas are welcome.
From last blog to this:
1500 new words for Taliesin’s Last Apprentice (the sequel to Beanstalk and Beyond)
Transcribing a previous chapter of same = 1500
Wednesday Night Writer’s Group (this was a fluke appearance, but still counts) =500
Thursday night writer’s group =500
This blog entry= 1000
Plus some GAFT back-end stuff that doesn’t lend itself to word-count, but should. Last entry we learned some things about Facebook Pages, and maintaining that has consumed some words.
And now a pretty octopus: