Monday, December 18, 2006

Back to Blogging - Silence was Golden

Some of you may have noticed my blog silence over the past week and a half and thought that I was off on some glorious vacation, sunning myself and drinking cocktails with umbrellas. Some may have thought I had achieved some zen-like state of one-ness with the universe, content to let the news cycle run without my commentary. Some may have imagined that I went on the binge to end all binges, running through the remaining 96 bottles of my nascent "99 Bottles of Beer on the Blog" series.

Alas, none of those speculations is accurate. Instead, I have been pounding my head on the impenetrable wall of Blogger software kinks and ftp mysteries. I have spent hours frustrated by error reports and opaque FAQs. This blog usually serves as a place where I get to voice my opinions and feel like my words might have some small influence, but, for the past week and a half, this blog has been a maddening reminder of my technical incomprehension.

Oddly, my silence has bolstered my popularity. The blogosphere voices its opinion through traffic, and my visitors have increased during the week of my silence. I suppose that means that I'm more attractive with my mouth shut - I do better as the strong, silent type . . .

If you're reading this, my silence has ended, and I'm damned glad to be back.


Blogger Spyder said...

I'm glad you're back too!

12/18/2006 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I suppose that means that I'm more attractive with my mouth shut"

A wise man once said, better to remain silent and be thought an idiot than speak and remove all doubt. LOL!

Glad to see you back. I was actually worried about ya!

12/18/2006 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

XO, that reminds me of this little chestnut:

"Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak."

12/18/2006 11:39 PM  
Blogger les said...

Hail the (belatedly) conquering techno guy! And why did my comment expressing concern for your dubious morals disappear?

12/19/2006 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officially, Dan was suspended for his "Great Tits" post - until the rocket scientists working for blogger realized he was just talking about birds.

12/19/2006 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

I am glad you're back!

12/20/2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger dolphin said...

I figured you were having issues, the "Solved?" post came through on your RSS feed.

12/20/2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger Ambitious Fledgling said...

I thought you were on vacation too! lol Good to see you blogging again.. and by the way, where do you get that traffic graph from??

12/21/2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Ambitious Fledgling -

Sorry to take so long to repond! I started a new job - my assistant went to high school with you!

The traffic chart comes from 1and1 - the place I buy the site from. You can get free ones lots of places, though. Just google sitemeter.

12/24/2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger Ambitious Fledgling said...

Whatever she says, she's lying! lol!! I was a horrible person in those days, but have no problem admitting to it now. Anyway, who the heck is it, and more importantly why didn't you hire me?? =) Hope you had good holidays!!!

12/26/2006 10:47 AM  
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