August 09, 2007

Perhaps I've Been Blogging Juuuust A Leetle Too Long

I can't explain it, but every day I seem to sense almost to the minute when Taranto's Best of the Web column gets posted.

Pretty weird, huh.

Posted by Robert at August 9, 2007 03:05 PM | TrackBack

What's weird is, I get it emailed to me. And I almost never read it. It used to be one of my regular reads back in the heady days of, oh, 2004 or so. And it didn't burn me out like the Corner did -- I almost never read the Corner anymore, unless it's on a link from you guys -- those guys going all going simultaneously soft on the war really sickened me -- and their Katrina posts to this day read like a clinic on mental illness.

Taranto's done nothing to offend me, but for some reason, I just don't read him anymore.

Another one I burned out on? Wizbang. I just don't read it, yet there's almost no one on the Web I agree with more than Jay Tea. I used to post on their Bomb Squad subsite, too.

I don't know -- I guess we all go through phases. To me, the must reads are you guys, Allah, Ace, Hewitt, Lileks, Goldstein, LGF, Powerline, and Instapundit. And I've got a few new ones I like on specialty subjects -- EDSBS on college football is indispensable, for instance.

I used to hit the lefty sites, too, for fun -- Kos, DU, MyDD, MyLeftWing, Feministe, ODub, Yglesias, Josh Marshall -- but the whole Star Wars Cantina/Weekly World News aspect of it all no longer appeals to me. I guess I pity them too much to laugh at their antics anymore.

I don't know. I've lost my edge. Too much work, too little time to read and post. I don't think I've written anything I've really enjoyed in a year.

Not that I'm quitting -- oh no, the 'sphere won't get rid of me that easily. It's just that it's not that much fun anymore.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 9, 2007 03:14 PM

Yeah, I hear you. We artists have to suffer for our public. Tears of the clown, man.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at August 9, 2007 03:49 PM

By the way, that INDC Bill cover is a classic, speaking of "Tears of a Clown." He paid you back in spades, though, with the infamous Scottish Dwarf post.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 9, 2007 04:13 PM

The irony is that Steve-O did that, not me. I never learned to photoshop, much to my frustration.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at August 9, 2007 04:40 PM

funny, I also burned out on Best of the Web about a year ago. I still have it emailed to me but mostly delete it. I also don't read the puppy blender much anymore.
But, I still love the Llamas especially outdoor domestic posting! Hope against hope that you will all go organic and stop raping mother earth with your evil chemicals! Except for Preen... I love Preen, probably my favorite chemical!

Posted by: Babs at August 10, 2007 12:39 AM