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Yes, It’s Another ‘State of the Blog’ Post

Deal with it, man — there’s a lot of shit going on around here these days, and I would just burst if I didn’t tell you about it.

No, really. Burstage. I would be so burstated. No question. Total burstitality. Dude. No lie.

All right, let’s get this over with, all right? I don’t like this semi-serious crap any more than you do, so I’ll try to keep it short. Here goes:

First, an update on the interview questions that I mentioned in my last ‘blog housekeeping’ post. Here’s the tally so far:

Those With Honor (who have posted their answers):

Jon of Quality Control: answers here

Joe of Play By Play: answers here

Natalie of Natalieville: answers here

Mark of R80o: answers here

Marti of Marti’s Blog: answers here

Erin of Chix Mix: answers here

Faith of Faith Wild: answers here

Rae of A Likely Story: answers here

Dinky of Dinky’s Docket: answers here

Susan of Third Daughter: answers here

Amber of Learn to Speak Ebenese: answers here

JavaJenn of Mommy Needs Coffee: answers here

Those With Less Honor So Far (who’ve had the questions for days now, but haven’t yet answered):

Eka of SnazzyKat

nv of Advanced Maternal Age

Cometgrrrl of Adventures of Cometgrrrl and Comet

So, if you see any of the first group of people, give ’em a pat on the back and a hearty ‘Well done!‘ for slogging through such oddball bizarre questions. And if you see any of the people in the second group, particularly if they’re spending leisure time doing something else — like shopping, or writing something else, or breathing, dammit — tell ’em to get the hell on the ball and get those questions addressed already! I spent a lot of time making those questions difficult and painful, and I wanna see them answered! I’m not just interviewing people for my health, you know.


Moving on. I’ll lump the ‘extrablogicular’ activities in which I’m involved into one section, to save time. As a matter of fact, I’ll just list them, with a short comment on each.

(Right, like I know how to post a ‘short comment‘ on anything, much less myself. That’s like telling those Lord of the Rings people to make a ‘short movie‘. Not likely. Anyway, here’s the list:

  1. Blog Madness: After much anticipation, the contest is under way, starting today! I’m seeded #23 in the Bills Region — apparently, neither the seed nor the bracket section have any significance, but neither really sound good, do they? Anyway, in the first round, my post Can I Buy a Damned Clue, Please? is up against Blow Stuff Up from The Boston Diaries. Check ’em both out, and vote for the one you like better. Hell, go read all the entries, and vote in all the brackets. What the hell else were you gonna do all day, anyway?
  2. Blogger Idol: The second week of Blogger Idol has begun; a new topic has been selected, and the posts are trickling in. (I’ve even finished mine; who says I’m not a go-getter?) It’s a fun little topic-themed postfest, so check out all of this week’s entries. And last week’s, too, while you’re at it. What the hell were you planning on doing tomorrow, anyway?
  3. King of the Blogs: The results of the last King of the Blogs contest are now available, which means the next round has begun! And I’m in the next round, so watch out! I’m a little fuzzy on the schedule of events, but I believe the ‘Judge’s Challenge’ question will be posted soon, and I’ll need to respond to that. Stay tuned for all the action.
  4. The Bloggies: In case you’d forgotten — and don’t believe for a second that I’d let that happen — voting for the Bloggies is open until the 31st of January. So pop over, and vote for your faves, find some cool new reads, and get the scoop on what’s ‘hot‘ in the blogging world these days. Less than a week to go — what the hell are you waiting for, anyway?

Okay, last section — I’ll wrap this up quickly, I promise. I know you folks have a lot of spam filtering to get back to. (See? You should be thanking me for this crap. Meh.)

Anyway, two quick notes about the actual content here on this site. (What? Actually alerting us to real content? The hell you say!)

First, the clip of my ‘mini-set’ at the All Asia Cafe on Sunday night is online. It’s old material, and a really short clip, but hey — if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you, right? Where’s the love, folks?

The other thing, about which I’m particularly proud — is that I finally got off my ass and installed a tagline rotator. There are about fifty of my favorite taglines from this list (plus a couple of new ones) in the hat, and a new one gets plucked out each time you reload the page. So, if you don’t like the little snippet of text underneath the blog title right now, just refresh it until you get one you can stomach. Or until you’ve seen ’em all six times each, and give up in disgust. Eight of one, half dozen of the other, dude.

So, that’s it — thank you kindly for suffering through another of these periodic ‘informational’ posts. I’ll be back later today with your regularly-scheduled yuk-yuks, as soon as I can think of something funny to tell you. (Or until I make up random ridiculous shit, and hope you snicker at it, even out of pity. I’m not picky here, folks.) And in the meantime, you’ll hopefully get some mileage out of the links above. There’s some good shit out there, folks. Come back later, and I’ll try to be good, too. Peace out!

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5 Responses to “Yes, It’s Another ‘State of the Blog’ Post”

  1. susan says:

    my turn to stamp my feet and chuck a little hissy fit… *sulk* i referred to the interview and linked to your site! *sniff* a nod in this direction would be appreciated! *raspberry* anyway, my honour can now be restored. my answers have been posted.

  2. susan says:

    me again. i’ve been reading through all of the answers that others have givento your questions and the answers people have given for theirs and on and on. this stuff is sooooo addictive. it’s now 9.40pm in here in oz and i haven’t had my dinner yet… i’m hoping my brain will have the power to come up with questions as good as yours if anybody does take the challenge from my wee bloggy… thanks for the new obsession…

  3. Erin says:

    I’m so honored to be listed among the honored! Great taglines, Charlie!

  4. Marti says:

    Thanks for the links. I’ll check’em out.

  5. Amber says:

    I did it! I posted the answers even before I came here and saw your sarcastic little comment, oh evil one. C’mon. Comment on mine and ask ME for questions. No mercy for the weak!

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