If I was Alannis Morisette, I’d use the word “ironic” to describe the lonely state of poor AndyBoyer.com. But since I actually understand the definition of the word irony, we’ll won’t give another English major a bloody forehead.
After all, I work for social media firm, am part of a start-up developing a product that makes it EASIER for people to blog, just taught a UW class where I forced students to turn in their assignments on a blog, and now teach a UW class where groups are building socialmedia campaigns for causes – and blog about them.
If there is anyone on the planet who should have an active blog, it’s me.
And yet, here we have what we have. A lonely, neglected outpost, where 622 former blog posts sit patiently on an island, waiting for the next boat of posts to arrive. Waiting for anything that will bring more visitors, more people who missed reading them when they were originally published 1, 2, 5 years ago. Just sitting here…waiting.
I mean, there was activity here. We used to rail on Clay Bennett here. We had goals of coming up on search engines for the term “Nick Licata.” The blog may not have had aim, or a real direction, or heck, even a long-term goal. But at least we had consistent content. And every once in a while, it was funny.
So what’s the deal?
Well I have new respect for all the professional bloggers out there publishing non-stop. How do you guys do it? I write all day, and then I get home and see more stuff I have to write, and then I finally look at my notes of stuff I want to blog about, sit down at my laptop ready to hack away, and ask myself, “I DVR’d Mad Men didn’t I?”
I’m going to partially blame Twitter for this. Before, if someone like the Mariners wanted to do something incredibly stupid that I wanted to take issue with, I needed to come over to my little .com outpost here and raise my tin cup disguised as a bull horn and start shouting. Now, I can condense that thought into 140 characters and shoot it out via the FailWhale Telegraph and get immediate gratification with a Retweet or response.
So yes, I’m blaming my blogging drought on a combination of lack of time, excess writing, and Twitter. And Yuniesky Betancourt. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s his fault somehow.
But fear not. I still have had plenty of issues that I want to vent about, including but not limited to:
- The Washington State Republican Party selling my email address to Rick Santorum’s campaign.
- The U.S. not qualifying for the Olympics in soccer.
- The real meaning of Lost (the TV show). (I finally watched it on Netflix – another reason I didn’t have time to blog.)
- Yahoo’s ridiculous patent suits and why that desperate attempt at maintaining relevance could have screwed a lot of people not responsible for Yahoo’s gross business negligence.
- The Maloof (Malouf?) Brothers.
- And more.
Soon, this little piece of online real estate will become interesting again. Hang tight.