Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nacho Cheese

Those of you who have been with me for a good long while know that I'm well into my third year of this blogging janx. I've pretty much put myself out there, and let the bird detritus fly where it may. You also may have noticed that, of late, I've been a woefully bad bloggy correspondent.

Here are a few reasons why:

10. I never meant to go two weeks between posts. But I've discovered that my avocation (The Scholastic Scribe) and my vocation sometimes aren't comfortable companions. And I need to grade more than a few papers to pay the bills.

9. A former student warned me a couple of months ago that I was getting too close to my subject. I have since realized, however, that Principal Man and His Merry Band of Idiots are either a) too dense or b) too preoccupied to pay much attention to my voice in the wilderness.

8. Speaking of Principal Man, I've started to feel just a wee bit sorry for the guy. A local Internet forum has been doing quite a bit of its own bashing, criticizing not only his management of Our Humble High School, but his clothes, his weight, his tendency to happily ride a "tsunami of shame" from high school to high school, where he is mocked by both students and staff. Oh, and his salary, which clocks in at a healthy $249,000 per annum. Quite a lot for an incompetent doofus, correctamundo?

7. The necessity of blog maintenance and upkeep has begun to feel ginormous to me. Listen, I was the chica who used to post every day, and that insanity went on for two years. No, I don't know how I maintained that output, but I think all that slogging through the blogosphere is having a delayed effect on my psyche. I call it PTBD ~ Post Traumatic Blogging Disorder.

6. I'm 39 posts away from 1,000. With that milestone looming, your intrepid Scribe is feeling a tad bit intimidated.

5. Writer's block has become a common malady, of late. See #7 and #6 for further clarification.

4. I feel that I'm in danger of repeating myself. I've never had this problem. Seriously. Perhaps #7, #6 and #5 have something to do with this?

3. Twitter has recently begun to suck the oxygen out of my atmosphere. I've suddenly become obsessed with "microbursts."

2. As part of my recent Twitter fixation, I've also become preoccupied with making #nachos a "trending topic."

1. Please help me in my campaign. I hit 1,000 tweets sometime around 9 last night. One of them had to do with my #nacho obsession.


400 Wakeups said...

I would like to say for the record that I tried to get #nachos to trend, as well. I'm not sure why they didn't because now all I can think about is chips smothered in cheese and jalapeno peppers. And since I'm on this whole eat-like-a-caveman is really horrible because I'm almost certain the cavemen didn't eat #nachos.

And Twitter will suck the blogging life right out of you. But do what is right for you, enjoy your summer vacation, and I'll look for you on Twitter. By the way, you re-tweet some fantastic stuff. Some people re-tweet crap. Not you. And I thoroughly appreciate it.

The Blonde Duck said...

I just started tweeting! And I'm totally addicted to nachos.

Melissa B. said...

One more thing, to all my Tweeps out there: The photo that accompanies this post was taken, by moi, last night. Yes, that's my dinner in the microwave. And no, I'm not a #nachos purist. I'll eat #nachos out of the 'wave just as soon as I'd eat 'em out of the oven!

Cheryl said...

I hear ya on all counts. I'm not much of a tweeter but I'll be happy to add a #nachos to every tweet from here on in.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I so totally agree with the Twitter stuff, I am finding myself sucked into that universe as well. Now off to find you there and follow you and help you tweet about nachos or something. ;)

Tracy P. said...

Huh. Twitter, eh? It's a lot quieter in the blogosphere than it once was, and maybe that's part of it. I still blog for all the same reasons, but it was nice when it I didn't hear an echo when I clicked over to my own page. No desire for twitter. No desire to interact with the masses. What's a girl to do?

Enjoy your summer and your nachos!

Sarah said...

Wow, 1000! I don't think I could last that long. Sorry, not doing Twitter any time soon. Good luck though.

cat said...

Gee almost a 100 posts. Wow!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

1,000? I hope that I can make it that long! Love your list and the challenges you face... hope that you will have a restful, bloggy summer vacation!

Thanks for taking a moment to visit my blog. You can come an look whenever you like and do not feel that you have to comment regularly... I totally understand busy!


forgetmenot said...

Blogging is great fun, but it is beginning to be VERY time consuming. By the time you post, read comments, look at others' posts, and then write comments, a lot of minutes (hours) have gone by. I've noticed I have neglected some things that I probably NEED to do. Mickie :)

K-Ped said...

get a Google+ account and see how addicting it becomes. oh, and thanks for the shout-out in #9 :)


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