Tuesday, March 24, 2009

gang aft agley

I had a steamship chugging along at the end of 2008, ready to carry this blog across the Atlantic in its capacious hold.

Somewhere near Greenland, the ship struck an iceberg and has steadily been sinking. The rats abandoned ship but the blog went down with it. For this, I apologize.

Because this isn't a personal blog, I will not go into the details of the iceberg. Needless to say, it was stealthy and huge, and came under cover of night to tear a gaping hole in the ship's hull. Shortly thereafter, the engine ran out of steam.

They've been dredging for the blog, and I think they've sent divers after it. Until it can be fully recovered, updates will be sporadic at best. Thank you for your understanding.


Seth Simonds said...

I'm sorry I haven't been better about keeping up with your blogging.

I hope analog-life writing is going well though?

It's when the boat sinks that we sometimes realize that the blog could fly all along. If it it's not sustainable, let it sink.

Here's to a mostly perfect voyage!

Melanie said...

Hi Seth! I'm sorry I haven't been better about keeping up with my blogging, too. But there were some things going on in my personal life that were insistent upon grabbing 100% of my attention, whether I liked it or not.

Analog-life writing has been my life preserver, so to speak. Hopefully I'll have the energy and attention to start blogging again soon.

I read your posts somewhat faithfully, but I'm an infrequent commenter (like a guy?). They are great!

Seth Simonds said...

Have you considered posting wildly creative ramblings that don't necessarily make sense on the first, second, or even third reading?

I sometimes threaten to post such things. I think I'd find the practice terribly sustainable...if not deleterious to the life of my blog.

I'm glad writing is good for you. Typing and tossing onto a blog just doesn't provide the same satisfaction, I think. I'd love to have a blog with just writing stuff on it and only 5-10 readers. I'm thinking of turning desertisland.sethsimonds.com into just that. We'll see.

Best to you in your personal journey and let me know if/when you post again. I was delighted to see the comment from you on my blog this morning. You're amazing when you get going! =)