Tuesday, April 23, 2013

4 comments Quick Update

I usually try to post something 4-5 times per week on this blog. Over the past few months it has been a lot closer to four times per week, which doesn't make me happy. Unfortunately personal stuff, having a full-time job, and lack of bad sportswriting have caused me to not be able to write as much as I would like. There are times I have the time and the material to post 5-6 times per week and then there are times I struggle to get four posts. When I am searching for articles to write about for 2-3 hours like I did one day recently it becomes more of a chore than anything and I like to avoid that. Life was easier when I could count on bad sportswriting just hanging out there, but I've lost Jay Mariotti, Joe Morgan, Hat Guy (R.I.P.) and Murray Chass has even seemed to smarten up more of late. So my writing here is completely dependent on having time and having material. It annoys me, but that's the reality of it all.

There are times like that when I get busy at work or there just isn't anything to write about that I think "Screw it all, I'm shutting this thing down if I can't find good stuff to write about." I tend to be a bit dramatic when I can't find good material or don't have time to write. In response to having less time and material to write about, one would think I would push back on the throttle a bit and cut down the amount I post. One would think wrong. I like to write about other things outside of sports, so I decided I was going to start a personal blog where I wrote about everything else. It's not a diary or anything like that. It also won't replace what I write here and I don't plan on cutting back here. There are times I feel like deconstructing things other than sportswriting, so that's the purpose of my new personal blog.

The new blog is called A Little Bit of Everything for two reasons.

1. I am not creative when it comes to titles.

2. I plan on posting a little bit of everything. I will probably deconstruct movies, music, possibly politics or anything else that pops into my mind. It's a scary thought.

I explain better on A Little Bit of Everything why I created a new blog rather than just write other stuff about a non-sports-related topic here. I'm not turning into Bill Simmons and trying to become a pop culture expert nor am I encouraging anyone to read my personal blog if you don't give a shit about my personal blog. I hope it will be interesting to read, but different strokes for everyone is how the world goes. I don't pretend to be more interesting than anyone else in the world. I do want to emphasize it won't just be writing about me, but a variety of topics that just aren't sports-related.

So I will have an introductory post up on the new site very soon if you care to visit and then I have no idea how often I will post. I have a few things in mind to post already, but as I said before, this blog is my first priority.

So in summary, I found I didn't have as much time to write lately and responded by deciding to write even more and start a second blog. It doesn't make sense to me either, but I'm hoping to make it work. TMQ is back this week and I am working on a mock draft that will undoubtedly be really, really wrong, but hopefully fun to comment upon. I'm going to stop rambling and get back to that.


HH said...

You use the word "deconstructing" a lot. I don't think it means what you think it means.

JK. Any excuse to use that quote. But for fun, read the Wikipedia entry on Deconstruction (as XKCD pointed out). Good luck with the new blog.

Bengoodfella said...

HH, it took me a few seconds to get the Princess Bride reference. That's depressing, especially considering I am a loser who has a Princess Bride t-shirt.

I did read the Wiki entry on Deconstruction. It sounds a lot more boring than I would have thought it would be.

Thanks, I hope for it to be interesting. We'll see...

JD said...

Wait, not enough bad sportswriting?

Did Bleacher Report go offline already?

Bengoodfella said...

JD, I think it is the "lack of time" thing that prevents me from exploring Bleacher Report too thoroughly. To find all the bad writing on that site I would need at least a week!