Friday, September 02, 2011
This entry will be relatively short and hopelessly humorless. I'm going to outline my plans for the immediate future of this blog. Please bear with me.
As promised (threatened?) I've begun trimming down my sidebar. Links to blogs that have not published during the previous 45 days, and links to blogs that don't have a return link to this blog, have been deleted. I've also lopped off a couple of other less-significant doodads; links to some of my other pages here. The deletion of awards will start happening soon, leading off with those that only link back to dead blogs and those that don't link to anything at all. Those that link to good friends will stay a few days longer, but they will also eventually bite the dust.
I want to be perfectly clear about something. If you feel that you should be linked here, but you aren't, I don't want you to think that I don't appreciate your friendship. It's possible I may have been mistaken when I dropped your link. For instance, perhaps you've published something in the past couple of days and you deserve reinstatement. Or maybe you actually do have a link to me on your own sidebar. Maybe I was a goon and missed it. Or maybe I've just been totally unaware that you had a link to me in the first place. In any case, I want to be sure that no one feels unfairly slighted. Tell me about it if you feel I've been unfair. I'd appreciate it, and I'll make things right if so merited.
(Wow. This is about as ridiculously self-important a post as I've ever written. Sorry!)
Once things are cleaned up on the front page, I'll be going through the backlog and deleting a few hideous things. While I'm re-reading stuff, and deciding what will stay and what will go, this space will see the republication of some of my favorite pieces. I'll be putting them out here in more-or-less chronological order until such time as I finish the deletions. Then I'll be back with some fresh stuff.
(I hope you'll forgive me for the re-runs. If you're somewhat new here, they may be totally new to you! In any case, they will be things I'm proud to have written, and I hope they prove enjoyable, whether your first viewing or not.)
I will, of course, be visiting my favorite reads during all of this, and leaving the same inane comments I've always left.
That's about it! Re-runs begin Tuesday. After a while, it will be, as always...
Soon, with more better stuff.