September 01, 2007

Another blogging year begins

. . . more or less. My fourth blogiversary is Tuesday, and I can't help thinking that year 5 at least ought to try to be more productive than year 4. Looking over my archives, I realized that I skipped an entire month without posting once, and I don't think I've ever done that before.

There's a reason: I've spent as much time as possible out of the house this summer, and hence away from the computer. Moronic housemates had a lot to do with that, and I may have something to say on that subject in the next few days.

Another side effect is that the annual "rebranding" is held up and won't be ready to roll out by Tuesday. I already know what I want to do, so it's just a matter of implementing it, when I get the chance.

Anyway, even though I haven't been posting all that often lately, a few of my more recent posts have continued to generate comments, so I'm glad people are still reading. Thanks to all my patient readers out there who (I assume) keep expecting something new. I'm sometimes halted between two opinions: one, this is my blog and I'm entitled to post (or not) as I see fit; two, I've already set a standard, as it were, and people who read this blog sort of have a right to expect more of the same.

Finally, since I started this blog, this month has always been Science Fiction Free September: a month when I set aside my preference for SF and broaden my literary horizons a bit with a different genre. Not that I've read a whole lot of SF this year. In fact, I've tended in a big way toward non-fiction. But tradition is tradition. I've chosen this year to concentrate on one long book: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer. I've started reading this 1200-page behemoth a couple of times - I even own a paperback copy - but have never finished, and it's high time I worked my way through it for real. In the off-chance I finish it sooner than anticipated, I'll play it by year. Heck, I have enough unfinished books on my list from past Science Fiction Free Septembers that I should have no problem making it through to October without my SF fix. (I am also open to suggestions.)

So until next time, true believers, I'll see you around the 'sphere.