As you can tell from my description of this blog that I am not a fan of blogs and the chore of blogging used to make me tired just thinking about it. Until Elbie Free, it had been a struggle and some days it still is, but overall I’m feeling pretty good about this whole blogging endeavor. The hardest pieces to write are actually the “Ask an Expert” bits. Pairing well known dialogue with a scenario that makes it funny takes time. I love comedy, but writing comedy is a whole other animal. Writing comedy is pre-emptive humor and I am much better at on the spot snark. A life time of comic books and 80’s cartoons has taught me how to banter well.
My problem recently has been finding the time to write the blogs. I have several notes in my phone with ideas but I have to sit down and do the writing. And that is how I know I am ready to be a writer. The ideas are there and not stopping. Before it was a struggle trying to figure out what I want to say to the world. Not so any more. I’ve got lots to say and sometimes people get to read them.
I think the only thing I would change now would be the name of the blog. It was just Rants for a while, then I changed it to its current name, Rants and Raves because I wanted to be both complimentary and cynical. It abbreviates so nicely to RNR for my front page so that is why I am reluctant to change it again. And changing it again messes with the search engines. The next one I will call, Things I Think About. Which is really all I’m doing when I blog. I spend a lot of time in my head and sometimes I like to share it.