Drafting the Backlog

Strolling through over 250 of my drafts – which cunningly helped me avoid actually writing anything – it seems to me the best course of action will be to take a few days away from the blog in order to write and get a lot of outstanding and promised posts finished.  It comes to something when I can’t even muster strength to think objectively about the books I am reading and as I do drive to put out, at the very worst just ‘decent’ posts, then this is better off all round.

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I shall be around all your blogs tomorrow to check in before my mini break and will be back before August so it isn’t anything to major but it is polite to at least inform you that I shall not be around for a while…I aim to be back with not only more book reviews but also all the other types of post I have mooted in the past year or so in order to diversify up…I may stop by to check if I have had comments but other than that please try not to cry yourselves to sleep without my presence.

46 Replies to “Drafting the Backlog”

  1. Good for you, Ste J! I, on the other hand, due to life and submissions (both come first), I’ve yet to work on my blogs *sigh* Yes, this HAS been the ongoing story for a good 1 1/2 years, well—except for a few concentrated spurts. Enjoy getting caught up and doing the writing in a more focused, leisurely way 😀

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    1. I feel for you but know you will get to it at some point and it will be excellent. I am looking forward to having a few posts in the bank, it does take the pressure off. If you need any help and I have time, I’m always happy to offer my services should you need them.

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  2. Sniff! sniff! Eyes watering…facial expression crumbling…ergh….unh-henh…waaaaaaaaaaaaa! How can I help but cry? You are not only one of the main people I blog with, and one who is also attentive to my posts, but one who writes all sorts of funny things that keep me in a good humor and a light-hearted frame of mind. You will have to imagine for weeks now my pouting underlip stuck out and my arms folded irritably against my chest, and me stomping my foot. You’d better hurry back, or I’m going to send you one of those Pee-Pee Betty dolls that does everything (well, almost everything) including cry in the mail just so that you get the message very close to home. Seriously, hurry back soon, we will all miss you, I’m sure!

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    1. Crikey, that sounds like a grim promise and one I would like to avoid getting in the mail. I dare say that it will be less than six days before my return and I will be back with a vengeance by which I mean jut turning up and looking good by combing my hair like one of the T-Birds. I am glad that you enjoy my words and the order that they are put in…your blog posts are always epic in length and depth and that is never a bad thing in my brown eyes.

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      1. You are very kind. You omit to notice (tactfully) that I seem never to shut up, which is a bit of a negative thing for those bloggers and e-mailers such as my brother, who want it all short and sweet. But we each have our signature style, and mine is the North American Wordy Devil. Yours seems to be the British Deep Thoughts Witiciser Supreme. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what you come up with during your sabbatical. Good hunting!

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        1. You don’t talk to much, you have a lot to say about subjects you love and that shows passion which is the ambrosia of bloggers. Passion shine through and makes people want to read, I would be perhaps the best dressed example of that. I may have to get a name badge with that title on. I am hoping to bring a diverse range of subjects and thoughts to the fore…hopefully I won’t just be lazy.

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          1. I can only estimate, but since on the average 3 posts a week seem to go up from you, I would never think of calling you lazy. It is a challenge to keep up with everything you’re writing about.

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            1. It’s a challenge writing them as well, I like to keep a decent amount of hits going on and it can get on top of me sometime but this break will help with that and give everybody a chance to catch up haha!

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  3. Crickey, you’re a sweet guy, Steven. What with pottering around bookstores and the like. In the Bronx we puttered around. We puttzed around. Futtzed around. Hey, enjoy your vacation!

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    1. I’m doing alright, just getting ready to convince myself to write a shed load…I hope you are enjoying the weather as it is magnificent…if you like sun that is.

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    1. I remember that guy! I need to review that book at some point, there is just never enough time for Camus, although I expect he’d understand.

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  4. Hey, have fun on your off-the-radar time. I know you won’t be able to resist taking a peek every once in a while, but don’t let the lure of the net drag you back in until you’re ready. Time out from virtual life did wonders for me. Have fun:)

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    1. I actually stayed away longer than I intended, but that was for an actual real reason as opposed to my own laziness, which I may just brand and market as my own for easy money.

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  5. You have 250 blogs sitting in draft? 😮 I haven’t even done that many on my blog altogether. Ste J, you’re an absolute wonder! Have fun.

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    1. I am a bit of a hoarder, if was real material things you would probably be disgusted at the sheer amount of rubbish I had stored away haha.

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    1. Pout no more (although I do find it endearing so carry on if you wish) for I am back and ready to amuse you in more ways than you previously thought possible, there will be custard pies, ladders with books of water on the end and a banana skin for starters.

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  6. Since I am perpetually behind in reading posts, you have probably already had a nice little rest and are ready to go! Hope you enjoyed your time away. I find it necessary to recharge my batteries.

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    1. I’m impressed that I lasted this long posting once every two or three day for most of the year so far. Everybody, myself included puts so much content out there it is always tough to keep up so I feel like a public service by taking the pressure off you for a bit.

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      1. I must admit I have backed off myself. It was either that or stop posting all together. I was growing weary of sitting in front of my computer every day.

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        1. I think the pressure builds as well as you feel like yo need to commit to so many posts a week and such, it can be wearying, which is one reason I stopped solely reviewing books as I was catching up with myself to quickly. Computers are great but life doesn’t just exist on the blog, otherwise what would we write about?

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          1. You are certainly right about that. For someone who loves to be out in nature, sitting in front of the computer for too long, no matter how interesting the blog posts I am reading, is like watching my life pass before my eyes.

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            1. It is amazing how much blogging takes out of one’s life, I like to think I am making a sacrifice for humankind but that is because I like to think my life is full of drama.

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  7. I think you deserve your time away, to recharge and bring out more posts. I was itching for a fix of a type of writing only you can do, but lo and behold, you’re in a mini hiatus! I’m wiping tears away! 🙂 Come back loaded pal!

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    1. Had I known I would have held on for a little longer, I have always possessed bad timing, I think that is why I lost my watch making job in the Swiss alps when I was younger haha.

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  8. You are so funny. I will just have tears of happiness when you return. Enjoy your post break. It probably will be you post-break as it’s not your pre-break – Ha!

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