17 July 2005
This is why Matt bothers:
After three plus years of doing this, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not much of a writer. My average traffic makes that fairly clear. It's okay, though. I genuinely enjoy it. It's a great outlet to talk about things that my friends and/or wife really aren't interested in. I post on the days when I'm motivated, and could care less about the blog when Iím not.
If writing quality were the major criterion, Andrea Harris would be outdrawing Ana Marie Cox.
But I figure Matt's reasons are as good as anyone's, though I do wish he could drag the Mrs. back to the keyboard on a regular basis.
Posted at 8:28 AM to Blogorrhea
Heh, thanks. I'm not sure that's much of a compliment though -- a dead frog could write better than Wankette (or rather, than the army of underpaid minions who provide her pseudo-blog with copy).
To tell you the truth, though, I don't think my blog(s) contain examples of my best writing. I tend to ramble on, backtrack, insert too many disclaimers, overuse parentheses, and so forth. I think of my site as more of a clearing house for my bad habits. "See that? Don't write like that when working on the Best-Selling Novel." That I'll start working on any day now. Yeah.
(just quoting you from earlier,
9:30 PM on 21 March 2005)
If writing quality were the major criterion, *Charles* would be outdrawing *Glen Reynolds*.
I know I shouldn't post twice, but I'm going out on
a limb here.
Frankly, Andrea, I don't think parentheses can be
overused. And, to be honest, I think "spleenville"
is a very nice, descriptive description of something.
And that's about as complimentary as I've ever been,
so I want to stop now before I say something totally unfamiliar like, job well done or something like that.
Over and Out
Denton is paying the minions now? Do tell.