Nah, this is going nowhere, forget I even started.
I’ll be Bach.
RSS readers, the rest of the post has been struck-through or striked-through.)
There is a new thingy called my.alltop.com. Alltop.com is an collection of RSS feeds in a bunch of different categories. My.Alltop.com is a personalized selection of blogs that are listed on Alltop.com. I thought I would snare My.Alltop.com/babyboom and build a list. Bad idea.
When Alltop.com first launched there wasn’t any blog categories that fit this one. So I suggested to Neenz, a worker bee for Alltop.com that perhaps there should be one.
After a few months, they chose to call the category “Mid-life.” I listed with them and then went away. I’ve been searching for some new blogs to add to my RSS, preferably somebody my age and sex, but if they are entertaining, I would make an exception.
I used to read and have in my Blogroll Queen of Shake Shake and The Blogess, but I got tired of them writing about their boobs and flow and sex life. So I layed off the Mommy Bloggers. I’m sure they miss me.
I purged my RSS of blogs that aren’t updated at least once a week. Even a busy tax preparer finds time to post something. Even somebody who lost her job and her husband lost her job, and they have three small kids finds time to writes something.
Guys don’t write much unless it’s about tech, business or sex. Even Dave Barry gave up on writing his blog a long time ago, reducing it to nothing more than a collection of links.
I decided that I should give Alltop.com another go and see who they have in their “midlife” category. That was a mistake, most of them are already in my blogroll, or are marketing to boomers or run “social networking” blogs.
Twitter is getting lot of buzz, so I re-activated my @goinglikesixty and spent a couple weeks tweeting via Twitterfox.
Blogging is to writing, as Twitter is to conversation. I followed and I unfollowed. (Truth in Packaging: my blog automatically posts a link here to Twitter, but that’s not really me.) I’m laying off Twitter because generally it’s pretty boring.
Twitter may be the absolute death of writing.
Where can a curmudgeon hang these days?