And in year 11 of the blog

A new feature: Throwback Music Saturday, which will take some song by an artist I might not mention here otherwise.

post_toblogA little over a year ago, I promised/threatened to cut back on the blog, once I hit the decade mark, and that seems to be the plan.

I’m going to repost some things I wrote in my first year when no one was reading my blog. But it hasn’t been as frequent yet as I thought it might be. One post from May 2005 you’ll see in edited form July 2015, and with a photo, which I didn’t know how to add in the beginning of my blogging career. Another piece, from August 2005 will show up, slightly altered, in August 2015.

I will do the linkage thing twice a month, instead of once. Heck, Jaquandor and SamuraiFrog do something similar once a week, so I shall be in good company. Besides, that list sometimes gets too long. Also, I’m less likely to post something on the 30th that I see on the 5th, because it might become more dated. In fact, the cumulative length of the two posts each month will surely be longer than the single EOM piece. I might include some of my favorite ABC Wednesday posts.

A new feature, which will last until it doesn’t: Throwback Music Saturday, which will take some song by an artist I might not mention here otherwise. Might be a one-hit wonder, or perhaps one of the few songs I like by that artist.

Back around my birthday, when I noted I need to do less, a couple of my friends asked if this would mean less blogging, and they weren’t limiting the discussion to this blog. In fact, those other blogs, the one at work, and the one for the Friends of the Albany Public Library and the one for the NY State Data Center serve two functions: 1) to inform others, and, more importantly, 2) to create a place to put information I might otherwise forget. They are tools against a failing memory.

And I might do some shorter posts, as this one started to be…

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

2 thoughts on “And in year 11 of the blog”

  1. Sometime after I read this, I thought about one thing you said, that you’re “less likely to post something on the 30th that I see on the 5th, because it might become more dated.” I suddenly realised that without thinking about it, I’ve adopted that, too. It’s also the chief reason I don’t do a monthly linkage post any more—the stuff is usually too dated, or there’s not enough left that isn’t. Doing it fortnightly like you’re planning on doing sounds like a great idea (weekly seems like too much work, though…). I may follow your lead—again.

  2. No, weekly IS too often, especially if I want to post just once a day. Takes up four slots out of 30 (roughly).

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