to paraphrase a quote from Mike Sterling
As the more astute of you have noticed, my online blog time has been, well, the last time I posted, I think an issue of Planetary had just come out. I've not been as present as I probably could be, and I have a good reason.
My life has been busy. And not in a good way.
Personal matters too numerous to go into online. My personal address book accidentally uploaded into a social networking site...which then began massively spamming personal and professional contacts, resulting in embarrassment. Health scares with my mom and my aunt. But it's left me a little gun-shy around posting in public - my mood has been rather icky, and I've wanted to avoid using the blog (or comments) as a way of snarking out at people.
However, there is one little pet peeve that I'm starting to develop - and that's people who use the comments to complain about problems with links, tags (such as from Rifftrax DIY), and the podcast. I don't mind fixing the blog - I just mind that very little tact seems to be used.
Personally, it's grating on me - it's the equivalent of standing in the middle of the room and yelling, "HEY, GORDON, YOUR FLY'S OPEN!!!" When just as easily, a hushed move towards a corner and whispering the same thing. So I ask that you please e-mail those issues to me in the future - otherwise, it puts both of us into an awkward position.
Also, in terms of the podcast - please keep in mind that I'm doing this strictly as a hobby, and to develop new skills. I'm no professional (and there are plenty of other podcasts that commit worse sins)...and quite frankly, I don't have the financial ability to purchase high end equipment. When I'm in that position, I will...(and it has been suggested that I do a public call for funds. Given that I have no "overhead" on the blog - no domain expenses, or e-mail, or even storage - it seems rather arrogant of me to essentially ask people to pay for reading this blog).
However, I am working on writing a column for a comic-related site (in negotiations - will inform you when it's up and running). I'm also open to any professional opportunities (if you ask nicely, I'll send you my resume).
Again, I know I'll get some flack, but I wanted to be straight - it's been a little rough these past few weeks. It was either come clean or start snarking.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog. And coming tomorrow, "It's Your Funeral"