Today is my one year blog anniversary. A lot has happened in the past year. My goal when I first start to write here at Deadpan was to flex my writing muscle a bit. I also wanted to do something to set this blog apart from the others, ergo my dedication to hooking up with the lovely Mr. Bloom. He still hasn’t called me, but I have had the great fortune to meet loads of other people. Believe it or not, I’ve had 25,735 page views and 3,080 comments, as well as visitors from all over the U.S. as well as all 7 continents. (OK, maybe not Antarctica.)
You may have noticed that my internet presence has been a bit lacking these days. Not only have I slacked off in the posting department, but I haven’t been commenting very much on other blogs either. Sorry for that. It might be my annual internet depression, or it could very well be something else. In any event, I don’t much feel like writing anymore.
When I was a kid in school, I read a story called Mexicali Soup. It was about a large Mexican family that had recently come to the U.S. The mother of the family was famous for cooking Mexicali soup, which was a soup that had all different kinds of vegetables in it. One day while cooking the soup, each of her family memebers came to her one by one and asked her to leave out a certain vegetable. At the end they all sat down to eat and found a big steaming bowl of hot water.
This blog feels a bit like Mexicali soup to me right now. I know the Orlando stuff only appeals to a certain audience. Same with the political posts, and those tend to piss people off too. I can’t blog about celebrities as well as some of my other blogmates can, and my personal posts seem a little too self-important, even though I try to keep it as light as possible.
So, I’m taking a break. As much as I like to say I only write for myself, I always seem to have my readers in the back of my mind and I just don’t feel like I can perform anymore. Also, for reasons that I’m not sure I can articulate, I’m beginning to feel like my internet presence should be a little more anonymous. I’ll still be around, mostly just commenting on other blogs. I’ll be concentrating on writing my cheesy romance novel for NaNoWriMo in November.
There is every possibility that I’ll get over it in a couple of days, so don’t be surprised if I print a retraction shortly. I’m also fooling around with the idea of making this a fansite, if I do that it’ll most likely be in December or later. (You fangirls can give me a little feedback on that if you so desire.)
Speaking of fangirls, I want you guys to know that I was planning on going out with a bang. Remember when I told you that the dingo had a published phone number? Well, I was all set to finally suck it up and give her (or more pointedly, Orlando) a phone call. Guess what? The number isn’t listed anymore. Too bad I didn’t write it down when I had the chance. Anyway, who says she doesn’t troll the boards reading about herself, right? Maybe she’ll read this and tell him to call me after all. Not.
Well, enjoy your hot water. While I’m gone you can visit this excellent blog that I stumbled upon: