Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sorry, Really I Am.

You know, I never give much thought to the people that will be reading this stuff I write. I just figure that you are old friends that I pass on the street and ask me how I’m doing and I reply with a little story. After all these years I just write. A thought comes to mind, I hack it into the keyboard, attach a photo, set it to post automatically at 4:00 AM and then I forget about it. I go back to my normal surprise of what I’ve posted after I wake up on the following day and then I reply to those that comment.

The only time this process goes awry is when someone new comes along. The other day I got a phone call from someone asking me if I write the Astoria Rust Blog. She’s a friend I’ve known for close to 15 years now so I fessed up that it is my blog.

After our conversation ended I had to go to the blog to see what I had written over the last month, just to see what impression I’m leaving out there these days. Those that have been with me from the start have seen many styles come alive and eventually die here. Anyway, I looked over what I had written so far in 2009, and beside the Death Pool and the suckage of Safeway there hasn’t been anything all that remarkable. So now I feel that I need to apologize for allowing this blog to become so bland. Really,if this blog were on my blogroll I’d delete it. Sorry, I’ll try to put more into what you come here to read every day.


Blogger Donna said...

Most blogs I read are just everyday thoughts and doings. If I quit reading all those,, I wouldn't be left with much.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Bland?! Informative, funny, thought-provoking....yes, but never bland.
We can be our own harshest critics.
Trust your readers!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Yeah, Guy, stop already. Is this New Jersey angst? Like I don't know what you mean, right? It's great, don't change a thing.

6:17 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

What the hell? Who are you blogging to please here? I look out at your replies and I see black white young old techie mechanics lesbians farmers catholics conservatives parents singles mothers fathers daughters sons aunts uncles engineers corrections officers (me!) writers readers office managers contractors and the occasional deleted comment. Can you compose a blog that draws in all of those interests into one every day? Give it a shot, I see a Nobel prize floating in the ol' magic 8-ball. Guy, we come here and stay here because we like whats going on in your head and the heads of everyone else who visits here. We're like a thousand mile long gossip fence twisted into a torus in the middle so we can see and talk to everyone all at the same time with you at the focal point. You can't write and edit your own work. You write, we edit. Bland? Never! Write what's in your head. We'll let you know if things go bad. Count on it. Whups! Stepped up on that damn soapbox again.... pesky thing...

8:42 AM  
Blogger dalia said...

are you searching for laurels, here...? your blog is interesting and funny and entertaining. i read yours daily now--and i have less than 6 that are dailies.

a lot of blogs post junk, clutter, and foolishness. no one writes, anymore. as a journalist/blogger/diarist, i appreciate the word!

so what, it's not always "deep"... you get tons of responses every day! if we hated your blog, we wouldn't read.


stop apologizin' and shadap already!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

damn, I wouldn't have tuned in today if I had known you were going to be all "whiney-pee-pants about you blog. People like you as repugnant as you may find that. Get over it and get back to work!!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you're averaging 12+ comments per post, you must be doing something right.

However s hould you care to open up and share your thoughts on the far too long running Israeli/Palestinian crisis or what is really going on behind the scene at the central banks, by all means, lets hear it.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, I've stopped reading several of those rudderless ships.

Thanks, Beth. Some of you have been here long enough with the highs and lows.

Lori, thanks, and you of all people know the feeling of nailing a great article. I just haven't felt it in a while.

Darev, OK, you're turning me around. Time for your UA.

Dalia, I think this is the third time you slapped me this week. I'm starting to dig it.

Auntie, Bitch! Even for calling me up to yell at me on the phone.
But I do agree with one thing you said, when my writing is weak, the people that comment on the articles make it all pretty interesting.

Anon, funny you should mention the Palestinian thing. I was recently thinking of an old friend who said that he wanted to go to Israel to disburse the Jews. The image of him walking the streets with a staff telling people to leave was too funny for words.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Joni said...

Well gee, I wouldn't have posted the other day (and replied when you did), if I didn't go out of my way to read your blog whenever I get the chance!

Even if it's a subject that doesn't SEEM interesting, it's always interesting to see how others think, and what their muse communicates to them.

So keep goin!

2:54 PM  
Blogger loopymamain06 said...

Usually the only thing of yours that I dont comment on is the local stuff, as in what could you have to say about my township's recent recalls? But i count on you making me think about stuff, and I learn new things like how to get gold from black sand. kewl
write more about bugs! that's my oh yea and what they all said too!
loopy on the rebound

3:08 PM  
Blogger richpix said...

Whodathunk the Guy would be seeking blandishments?

As one who has started blogs several times with good intentions all I can say is more power to your rare bland postings. I usually run out of steam and ideas after a few days.

4:06 PM  
Blogger g said...

now i'm pissed i've been wasting my time coming here for the last 9 months. if i wasn't a dude, i could have been pregnant and had a child by now.

NOT! Keep up the good work guy.

7:51 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Joni, I'll try to be nicer to myself.

Loopy getting gold fever, very cool!

Rich, keeping them to yourself, eh. If you don't list them on your profile you won't get any visitors of encouragement from readers.

g, you've been here longer than that. We haven't seen your friend C.P. in nine months.

5:26 AM  
Blogger g said...

cp is doing well.
we managed to take in a beavers game this year. i'll let him know you miss him.

time flies when yer having fun!

7:29 PM  

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