Shuffling Priorities

I‘ve been enjoying writing this blog so much, and focusing so much attention on it, that I’ve neglected other life concerns, both personal and professional, to my detriment.  I need to take a step back from the blog and focus my time and researching skills elsewhere, at least for a while.

Ideally, I’d love to be able to post something new every day, but I’m only one person and, with a strict full-time work schedule, I just don’t have the time I’d like to be able to commit to blogging.  So the choice is either to cut down on quantity or quality, and I’m never willing to cut down on quality. 

Which is not to say that I’m taking a break from the blog or absenting myself from it entirely, but I am going to have to slow down the pace at which I publish.  My goal is to produce one substantial blog post per week at the very least.  

We’ll try that and see how it goes.

Keeping the blog tidy

“I’m the butler; I like to keep the kitchen tidy.”

                       –Wadsworth (Tim Curry) Clue (Jonathan Lynn, screenwriter)

I finally figured out how to use the “Read More” tag in my blog posts so that the longer posts appear a more manageable length on the main page of my blog.  I think that this helps the main page look more “tidy,” and perhaps a bit more professional, but I’m interested in your opinions.  

What do you think of the “Read More” tags?  Do you think they make the blog look more tidy, or would you prefer to see the lengthier posts sprawled all over the main page?

I’d appreciate whatever feedback you may have.  Thank you. 🙂

First Steps; or, Intellectual Warm-ups

CANTUS:  Listening is the first step and the last step.
MOKEY:  Ohhh…then I’m on the LAST step!
CANTUS: YOU…haven’t even begun.
MOKEY:  Well, I’m already there!  I mean…what about the ping?
CANTUS:  The ping is the start, but then comes the beginning.
–“Mokey and the Minstrels” Fraggle Rock, (Jocelyn Stevenson, screenwriter)

It’s been almost two months since I started this blog, and while I’ve created quite a bit of content that I can be proud of, in a way I still feel like I haven’t even really begun. 

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Rebranding

This is just to say that my little blog here is undergoing a slight rebranding.  I deemed this necessary due to a rookie mistake I made when I first started this blog: I failed to Google the name that I intended to give my blog to see if it was already taken or in use in some other capacity.

It was brought to my attention a while back that there is a play called “Frog Quixote,” and that could potentially cause confusion.  I wasn’t specifically asked to change the name of my blog by either the playwright or the publisher, although I would have been happy to comply if it had been considered a copyright infringement.  But I don’t think there was much danger of my harming them; if anything, the existence of the play was potentially redirecting web traffic that would have come to me otherwise.  So this in my best interest as well.

I would have done it sooner, but I had a hard time thinking up a new name.  I only want to go through this rebranding once, so I want to get it right.  “Don Quixote” and “Man of La Mancha” are more or less synonymous, so this seems like a logical step.

Most importantly, the URL is staying the same for now.  If, for some reason, that changes in the future, I will definitely let you know. 

Thank you for your kind attention.  🙂

Housecleaning

I’m sorry for spamming you with a lengthy, off-topic post last night.  I’m trying to figure out how to get it to go under the menu instead of on the main page, but last night I got tired and frustrated and decided to delete the post and go to bed.  I think I figured out where I went wrong, so I’m going to planning to try again later today when I have the chance. However, that won’t be for several hours because I start my new job today.

Funny thing: I’ve been so preoccupied with all this Muppet stuff that I didn’t have time to be nervous about starting a new job.  I’m nervous about it now, though.