State of The Blog…

Since Mr. Prez. gave his State of the Union address last night, I thought it might be a good time to post a State of the Blog address, especially since I haven’t posted regularly in quite some time.

First, I’d like to say that this blog is far from dead. Trying to do three blogs for awhile, on top of my day job and everything else, caused a bit of burnout. Then Linux World Net shut down after I had left. Then I pretty much quit reading most of the blogs I’ve got set up in Bloglines. Now I have several thousand unread posts, and several hundred that I’m marked “Save as new” while skimming headlines so I can go back and read them eventually. But the burnout is over, and I’m ready to jump back into it 🙂

Second, since the new Blogger had been out of Beta for awhile now, I think it’s time to do a redesign to take advantage of some new features and get rid of some of my ugly kludges. If there’s anything that works that you think I should keep, let me know. Likewise if there’s something that you think I should ditch. Finally, I have a lot of stuff going on in life, even with taking this quarter off from school (which was planned. I went last summer specifically to take this quarter off). I’m starting to get involved in some new interests and starting to enjoy some old ones again. I’ll leave it at that for now, since I plan on blogging about them soon. But I make mention here because, while the intent is to blog daily again, time may not always permit. Since I’m blogging for myself anyhow, this shouldn’t make much difference 🙂

BTW – Sorry for the flash in the header. I removed it because it annoyed me. I wanted to support a friend’s band, Philo, but I’ll look into a graphic banner instead 😉