Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Waaay off the deep end...

If you are a regular reader of this blog, and frankly, how could you not be, you will have noticed a few "eccentricities" associated with my writing.  Among these are:

  • My odd,  over-use of commas.
  • My over-use of the words "frankly" & "apparently". 
  • Numerous typos, which may or may not get corrected.
  • My apparent inability to spell "eccentricities".  (You know it's bad when spell-check can't figure out what the he!! you were trying to spell.)
But of all the odd things you might have noticed about my writing, the oddest is probably the fact that I will post to this blog for several weeks on end, and then not post for weeks, or even months.  Then I'll start posting again.  And then stop.  And start again.  And then stop.  Etc. When I first started writing this blog, I literally posted every night.  Then it was 3 or 4 times a week.  Then a couple of times a week. And then finally, 2 or 3 times a month.

In trying to figure out why I do this, I've made a very disturbing and depressing discovery:

To be honest, I really don't have that much to say.  That is, I don't have much to say that anyone else might even remotely find interesting.

In addition to disturbing and depressing, I also found this discovery to be somewhat confusing.  It's confusing because while I don't really have anything interesting to say, I seem to always be saying something.  I seem to be constantly voicing my opinion about whatever  boring subject that randomly pops into my head.

And what's even odder, (odder?, more odd?), is that the knowledge that what I'm saying isn't particularly interesting, hasn't seemed to stop me, or even slow me down, from talking about it.  ("It" being what ever I'm talking about.)  I seem to just keep rambling on.

I bring all of this up now because even though I have had a hard time consistently writing to this blog, not only have I decided to once again resume posting to it, I've taken this experiment to it's extreme, illogical conclusion.  In addition to this blog, I will also be writing and maintaining an enter website.  

Where a lesser man might let his inability to consistently write to one website stop him from adding even more web responsibilities, I've decided that the best defense is a good offense.  Instead of giving up on a web presence all together, I've decided to expand my web empire by adding www.nearlyfamousfred.com.

That's not to be confused with this blog, nearlyfamousfred.blogspot.com. (You should probably go ahead and create separate bookmarks in your browser for both of these two sites, just to be safe.)  For simplicity sake, I'll refer to the website as "my website", and this blog as "my blog".  (It's a pretty simple system, but if you have trouble with it, post a comment and I'll explain it in more detail.)

While "my blog" is where I will be writing about my own cycling life and expressing my cycling opinions, "my website" will be more of a collection of cycling news and links.  Kind of a one-stop information site for all things cycling.

My hope here is that in researching and finding interesting cycling articles and cycling news items for "my website", this will stimulate my creative juices for ideas to write about in "my blog".  (See how well that system works.).  At least I hope it does.

More to come.  Peace out...NFF