I will be taking a week off. I should be back on or about March 31.
I was reading a blog by Ian the other day, and it got me to thinking. His question was about blogging. I blog every work day, and I think that is too damn much. Not because I can't do my job. I can. Oh, and my bosses, if they intercept this message, I am pretty good at what I do. Oh, and I have the negatives you are looking for in a safe deposit box – if I go missing, a friend will take them and go public. Not blackmail, just stating some facts here.
Have a wonderful week. I will be away from the office, not writing a damn word, not thinking about work at all. If I liked to fish, I'd be doing that. Not that I don't like to fish. Or that I do like to fish. I am neutral on fishing. Actually it would be a really cute activity if bait smelled a little better.
Back in a week. Have a wonderful week, dear readers!
Leesa I started blogging to improve my writing; I really did. Painters don't start with masterpieces – they start on scraps of paper, and even when planning a great work, they do many other drawings in preparation. I think writing is the same. You just don't start and finish a novel by merrily typing into the computer; you experiment. Blogging is sort of like a writer's doodling. So this is my scratch pad of sorts. This is less than scraps of paper actually, just 1s and 0s on your computer screen.
My Short StoriesBlog/Writing ToolsDisclaimer: These quick links are to be used only by me. They may hyperlink to porn, national security video feeds, or worse, information on the history of the Federal Reserve.
1. Schedule. I started writing this blog in 1995, and over the past few years, I have tried to write every workday. Then in the summer of 2008, I quit writing for a month or so. Now I try writing three times per week. The quality waxes and wanes. Sorry about that.
2. Leesa's Mailbag. I am trying a new weekly/monthly/semi-annual blog entry called "Leesa's Mailbag". Over the last few years, people have emailed me with questions, and I have answered them on an individual basis. Now, I think I will answer them on a blog entry. Perhaps Friday. Not sure I will get enough questions to do this often, but I will try to answer questions. Sort of an Ann Landers with attitude. Just write to the email address below. 3. My Stories. Yeah, I have a few erotic stories here. I know, they are not all that good, but they were fun to write. Don't read them if this offends you (and they represent less than 1% of the content here). These stories have elements of truth and fantasy, some more true than others. Complain about something that is a bit more substantive if you must complain. I have lots of faults.
4. Layout. My layout is clean and simple. You can tell me it is boring, and you would be right. I just don't want pink flowers and weird colors to get in the way of my words. I have customized my drop-down menus under "Quick Links" and "Blog Roll" so I had to use a little HTML.
Finally, there are loads of better bloggers here. If you like what you read, thanks. If you don't, thanks for dropping by (and I mean this). A few people who comment on my work add immensely to the experience.
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Counter and Links
So I can keep track of the wonderful people who link to my humble site:
This site has been viewed about this many times (see below). If you divide this number by π (pi), you get the number of times I have entertained people.