Did any of you used to play that game Tapper? You're this poor schmuck bartender who has to keep serving thirsty customers pitchers of beer or else they get mad and throw you down the bar. So you better be watching all four bars and every single customer to make sure that while you're filling one's pitcher the others aren't getting too close to empty, because God forbid one of those pitchers falls and breaks and you're faced with an angry drunken bowling league. Keep those pitchers moving! Don't fall behind! Watch out - they're coming faster!
Who smells a metaphor?
Having three separate blogs is great - don't get me wrong - but it, uh, takes a not-insignificant amount of work to keep them all up-to-date. I used to have down time every few days in between updates here, and I would think about possible topics to write about, catch up on my favorite bloggers' lives, and, you know, sleep. (But only once in a while.)
Now, there's pretty much no down time, because I update one, then another, then the third, and by the time I'm done, it's time to go back and update the first again. Now, if I could spend a huge four or five hour chunk of time on blogging, I could update all three in one fell swoop and take a couple days to bask in all the comment-y goodness (ha!). But sadly, at the end of the day, it's tough to spend more than an hour or so on the blogs, which means three blogs in three days. And that means blogging every day to keep them from becoming horribly stagnant.
Am I whining? Yeah, of course, but it's my blog, so that's my prerogative. Am I annoyed enough to shut down any of the blogs? Hell no - I love blogging too much to stop!
Time for a reader poll...
1. Three blogs: Too many, too few, or just right?
2. If you were going to start a second (or third, or first) blog, what would the topic be?
3. If I were to start a fourth blog, what should the topic be?
4. Will you tell me when I've hit the absolute rock-bottom of navel-gazing egomania?
Speaking of blogging and how much I love it - BlogHer '08 anyone? I registered, and I am SO EXCITED to finally attend my first BlogHer! Early bird registration ends February 28, so if you want to join me in meeting and interacting with tons of awesome women (and men!) from the blogosphere, sign up today!
Plus, as a bonus, I want a roommate to keep me company in the big lonely hotel room that I would like to reserve in lovely San Francisco. Anyone interested?