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January 25, 2008

A Quick Word of Explanation ...

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

A few surfers may have noticed that, even as Donald and Friedrich have been writing meatier-than-usual blogpostings, I've been chipping in with lightweight stuff. Ultra-lightweight, really: linkathons, free-association binges ...

A quick word about that.

Jamais deux sans trois (never two without a third), the French like say about the way crises, disasters, and other intensities often arrive in clusters. Well, the last few months have delivered a big cluster of ups and down into my life. At the sad end of things, health problems have hit some people I care about hard. On the sunnier side of the street, a superduper life-change may be in the offing for yours truly. Fingers crossed!

What all this has led to, needless to say, has been a lot of tension, anxiety, and racing emotions. While I'm enjoying the back and forth of blogging as much as ever, I've been less able than usual to pull together elaborate blogpostings. I sketch 'em out -- whee, it's always fun to make plans. But then I find myself too agitated to push them through to completion. My backlog of half-finished blogpostings has grown to impressive dimensions.

Time for a decision, clearly. Here it is: Until my life calms down a bit, I'm going to let myself be a little scatterbrained, darn it. One thing I'm going to do for a stretch is treat 2Blowhards like a Tumblr blog -- a place to post quick little things: observations, links, pix. I'll have some fun. Love that blogging, of course. But it'll be quick, undemanding fun. Maybe some of my efforts will provide a little something in the way of entertainment and provocation for a few visitors.

I hope to be back in the usual ranting and overwriting saddle again in a few weeks. Until then, please look to Donald and Friedrich for heft and substance. And please forgive some more nervous-and-superficial-than-usual blogging from me.



posted by Michael at January 25, 2008


Hey...good luck.

Posted by: annette on January 25, 2008 4:50 PM

Not really necessary to explain, perhaps, but it shows your respect for your readers that you did.

Don't worry, just contribute as and when you feel like it. 2 Blowhards is in good hands with Donald and Friedrich.

Posted by: Rick Darby on January 25, 2008 5:07 PM

Best of luck with everything.

Posted by: Todd Fletcher on January 26, 2008 12:19 AM

No worries, kind sir. We'll all be here ready to take on the world whenever you are.

Hey,even on what you consider your "light" blogging days, you're a hundred times better than your average blog.

Hang in there, cowboy.

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie on January 28, 2008 9:44 PM

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