and then there was the homily
I donít know if you noticed, but things have changed around here. I donít mean aesthetically - Iíll always and forever be changing the way this site looks. The content has changed. No, changed isnít the right word. Itís more like - reverted.
Iíve gone back to my old habit (a good habit, in my eyes) of mixing it up every day. Not just war or politics or current events all the time. Iíve been getting away from spending all day harping about lefties and Ted Rall and the French.
Much of my war and terrorism stories get posted over at Command Post. If I spend all day looking for stories to post there, I get tired of it when I am writing for here. Sure, I love to lay a good rant down once in a while, but not every day. Not anymore.
I miss writing about life and love and laughter. I miss writing my little vignettes about my kids and my family. Iím going to do more of that and less of the outright angry rants. Oh, Iíll still do them. Ted Rall and Mark Morford will always need bitchslapping, but Iím just not going to make an all day project out of anger anymore. Iíll still bang away at the keyboard, lashing out at politicians and the U.N. and the state of education; it will just be done in a different way, a mixture of all that and the emotions of everyday life rolled into one.
Iím sure Iíll lose some people as the transition becomes more evident, and thatís ok. I understand that many of my readers came here looking for news of the wars on terrorism, Iraq and the loony left. There are many other blogs in my sidebar that are very adept (more so than I) at covering those bases. While Iíll still cover all that stuff (here and at Command Post), it just wonít be the only thing I write about; I wonít feel like I have to make apologies when I write about comic books or our day at the beach instead of the Patriot Act.
I noticed something. I very rarely check my stats anymore. So I wonít really notice if the less I talk about war, the less readers I have. Iíll just be happy to have you still around. Iím not one of those people who will say ďI write for myself,Ē because every since this weblog gained an audience I started writing with the audience in mind. Thatís a good thing, I think. It makes me want to write better and more often.
So, yea. Thatís where we stand. Onward, upward and forward.
You may now face Lileks and kneel.