Tuesday, January 31, 2006

...Schedules are for Chumps

You may have noticed that there has been a considerable time gap between my last post and this one, a gap that deviates pretty heavily from my one-post-a-day standard that I had set before. I know it's hard for my two readers to imagine a day going by without a post here, but please try to understand I am only one, very lazy, person. No need for you readers to give the cold shoulder; your silent grief has been noticed but there's nothing within your power that you can do.

And no, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to apologize. I live by my own rules and my own time, and while that seems to coincide very closely with everyone else's rules and time, there are quite a few exceptions that somehow seem to always work out to my favor. Don't worry, someday soon I'll actually have content worth forwarding to your acquaintances who secretly resent you for sending them all this crap. Until then, please try to restrain yourself.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

...Effort and Passion are Optional

Now don't get me wrong, they're great things to have. I'd rather have effort and passion then say, the flu. However if you want to be famous you don't really need either. Take the case of recent internet celebrity Ray Frenden of SketchBlog. Makes beautiful sketches of evil bionic Mega Man elephants and broken, possibly melting robots. He seems passionate about his site, and obviously is talented at it.

That's all ignored in favor of his fruity cat hat. That's the kind of thing that gets you on the news.

It's not his fault. It's just that kitties are cute and people are weird. I think there's a lesson to be learned about the fickle nature of fame and popularity, and how we truly can't know what will resonate within pop culture. I hope someday to learn that lesson, in the mean time I've revised my plan for worldwide blog domination:
  1. Conduct myself with honor and integrity Place food substance on an animal's head.
  2. Take pictures.
  3. ????????
  4. Profit!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

...First Impressions are Something

I suppose having the first post of this blog be about how much the blog will suck and how it isn't worth your time wasn't the greatest way to introduce myself. Now that I've added getting-rich-a-tenth-of-cent-at-a-time advertising and an obscene amount of blue to the page, I feel I should make at least some effort to attract an audience.

A common theme among blogs and websites that are successful is that they have a point, a purpose. They focus on an area or provide a service that's unique and interesting and gives the audience a reason to keep visiting when they're supposed to be working. I've decided to completely ignore that.

See, I went and reviewed all the things I could possibly write about, and pondered what interested me the most. They say to write about what you enjoy most, don't they? I have discovered what this is, and I think I'll be pleased.

I'm writing about myself. The whole blog will be about things I think and do and the views I have on things that happen to me. I realize this is a radical departure from your standard blog, and that often the genius of innovators isn't realized until after they're dead, but I'm willing to make that sacrifice. I dream of days when blogs are centered around themselves and unconcerned with the importance of anything they're posting; that's when I'll know I've made a difference in the world.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Because Not Enough People Know I Exist

Hi, welcome, etc. This is the first post out of what will probably end up being at most four or five posts. I don't have the greatest track record in seeing projects through really. Bear with me as I set up the surroundings to my liking and decide exactly what kind of disaster this site will be, thank you.