I’ve never let this much time elapse between blog posts since I started Trans/Plant/Portation more than four years ago. Even when Emile was born, I’d planned ahead and lined up several friends to write articles that were scheduled to pop up every couple of days. A few spirited times since August 2008 I’ve even posted more than once in a day, although regrettably one time it stemmed from a former online colleague deleting all of my writing from the I Fry Mine in Butter blog, and I was grabbing whatever I could off of Internet caches in a reposting fury.
It’s not that I haven’t anything to write — far from it — but that I’ve been embroiled in revisions to a novel in progress, communications to set up the publication process for another book, writing a new series to appear in the next couple of weeks for a well known site, and a smattering of submissions of some short work to various literary journals. I’ve also just applied to a writing residency and hammered out details for a speaking engagement in LA next month, and oh, I have a wonderful pen pal, fulfilling one of my goals for 2013. There are thick streams of words pouring out of my brain, I promise. Something has had to give.
Now then, it’s a shame that the blog has taken this hit, immediately after I topped 100,000 views from readers. But maybe it’s a good time to ask a few questions:
- Why don’t my posts inspire more comments from those readers?
- Which topics (LGBT civil rights, writing, popular culture, raising a baby in a nontraditional family, politics, zombies, humor, travel & food, Walla Walla living) are readers most interested in? Which topics bring readers back for more?
- What else would people like to read at T/P/P that I don’t discuss?
- Is anybody out there?
Today the sun is out, haze-free, making anyone outside squint in the brightness. I love days like this, even when it seems they’re inextricably bonded with a chill in the air. Anything is possible on a day like today. So tell me — what would you like to see around here this spring?
Meanwhile, here’s an interview I did this week. Enjoy!