State of the Blog, August 2007

Where it now stands, Frozen Toothpaste has been online at this address for a little more than two months. So perhaps it’s too early to do something that the President only does annually. But then, this blog is much younger than this country, and I don’t need primetime network TV space to give a State of the Blog.

The first thing you’ll probably now notice, if you’re returning, is that this blog looks different. That’s no mistake; I’ve spent the last few days recalling what little I’ve ever known about web design to modify a theme by the illustrious Chris Pearson, making it do most of the things I wanted it to. And though I’ll admit to a little melancholy at dropping my old theme, I’m confident that this one is at least pi-times better.

Though I initially had no idea what I was going to use this space for, I’ve found that I tend to focus on a few topics, which are now reflected in this blog’s subtitle (or whatever name you wish to give that thing).

Also, as you may have noticed, I’ve recently scaled back the publishing schedule here from two posts per day, as an unstated norm, to one. This was done for no other reason than sheer laziness. Simply, I felt I spent too much of my time worrying about what I could or would write to fill two posts.

I’ve been finding one per day much easier to accomplish in part because I’ve created an informal schedule that aids my decisions about what the heck to talk about. The rough schedule is:

  • Monday: Review, of just about anything I feel is worth telling the world about.
  • Tuesday: Life, something either mundane or important but usually relating to the day-to-day.
  • Wednesday: Politics/World, usually either something interesting I’ve noticed or something I feel a need to comment on.
  • Thursday: Pretty Much Whatever I Want.
  • Friday: Other People’s Words (OPW), poems or quotations that say things I’d like to say better than I can.

My purpose in telling you that schedule is not to be held to it, but to give you, as a reader, a rough idea of what you can expect. I’m not going to hold myself to keeping that schedule, and nor are the categories discrete. Sometimes a review will no doubt deal in politics, I’m not going to avoid such things merely because you think I’m supposed to.

I think I’ve covered all the bases, though there is still this: Thank you, dear reader.


4 responses to “State of the Blog, August 2007”

  1. I love the new look, even though the old look looked like my look, and I like my look. But more than that, I like what you think, and say. You are great. You say things I want to say better than I can, but not just on Friday’s. Thanks for doing what you do.