LumberJocks

Extremely Average #73: Todays blog is actually titled...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 03-15-2010 11:32 PM 929 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 72: Hand Plane DVD Review Part 73 of Extremely Average series Part 74: David Has a Great Point »

Hello Lumberjocks,

The actual title is “The Footprints of My Words”.

My friend is having a party tonight. I have decided to leave the secret undground bunker in Martelle and attend. As you may or may not know, I post my blog to 3 spots every day. Here, at blogspot, and my new domain extremelyaverage.com. It is a lot of work to update them each day, and eventually I want to just have the one, but I fear that my Lumberjock friend and their cats may not like the new location.

So tonight, in order to save a bit of time, and to get some feedback, the blog has been posted at extremelyaverage.com . I ask that you give it a look, let me know what you think, and if you are one of the regularly commenting people or cats, to try out commenting on my site. I am still figuring out this whole Wordpress thing, so the feedback would be lovely.

I am sure that my very clever readers will wonder if it took more time to write this non blog post blog post, than to just post the blog, and the answer is that yes, it took longer.

So if you wish to read today’s blog, head on over to http://extremelyaverage.com , or click on the banner at the top of the page. If you are disgusted that I am too lazy to post tonights piece here, then I am sorry. Ok, off to eat some cookies and mingle with people in real time.

Sincerely,

Brian Meeks

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



15 comments so far

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#1 posted 03-16-2010 06:27 AM

Wow, only 1 in 5. As of the posting of this reply, I checked and only 25 of the 128 people who read this post decided it was worth reading the actual post. And only 1 comment.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1771 days


#2 posted 03-16-2010 02:25 PM

I think they thought you are lost to the darkside now :-)

View ChuckV's profile

ChuckV

2420 posts in 2183 days


#3 posted 03-16-2010 02:44 PM

A funny thing happened on the way to your actual post. I came across a traveling purveyor of yarn, catnip and little furry folk.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#4 posted 03-16-2010 09:18 PM

ChuckV,

That is a very good reason. I accept that.

Dennisgrosen,

Yes, I have my own domain. Is that the ‘darkside’? Ok. Now I know.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1771 days


#5 posted 03-16-2010 10:15 PM

I think it was on a blog of Degoose sometime ago it came up
the blog is about he was starting bloging on his own side or something like that

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#6 posted 03-17-2010 01:19 AM

That is interesting. I didn’t see that blog. I guess it is ok if people don’t want to click through and read my musings, that is there right.

I am still going to enjoy writing about my journey. :-)

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1771 days


#7 posted 03-17-2010 01:29 AM

and I most say I like the most of it even thow there
is a lot of the hint´s I don´t catch becourse lack of skill
in translation and speciel I like mr. wooden the detective serie
thank´s for sharing you toughts with us
Dennis

View Chelios's profile

Chelios

567 posts in 1722 days


#8 posted 03-17-2010 01:50 AM

Dear Brian

I really like reading your posts. Your style is fun and I can relate to my own challenges through the day. I know you will hate this which I am about to write, but its honest…I really like the posts with photos.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112104 posts in 2233 days


#9 posted 03-17-2010 01:52 AM

Nice short post LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#10 posted 03-17-2010 02:00 AM

Chelios,

I think that most people prefer the one’s with photos. I try to do them as often as I am able. Sometimes I don’t have the time to take them, and I try to do like I did with the photo for this post, use one from the stock photos I have taken. The photo in this post is actually one of my best sellers. I realize that sometimes I don’t include a photo, and I will try to keep those posts to a minimum.

Dennisgrosen,

I am glad you are enjoying the blog. :-)

a1Jim,

I am not sure if you were kidding or not. Yesterday’s post was over 1200 words, 1250 to be exact, not including the part I posted here. I ususally try to keep it under 1100.

Sincerely,

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112104 posts in 2233 days


#11 posted 03-17-2010 02:28 AM

Brian
If I could write as well as you I might have post longer than 20 -40 words I usually have. I do have to admit I don’t usually read longer post. It has nothing to do with do personally.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2135 posts in 1765 days


#12 posted 03-17-2010 04:21 AM

Brian, your writing is a joy to read and I often look forward to your nightly posts. One thing I would ask you to keep in mind though, is that this site is a community. And the purpose of a community site is so that all the members can go there and check on each other without jumping to a bunch of other locations.

I can get on here and see if Mike (jockmike2) or Sam (Shakouri) turned out any new turnings, see how Charlies (Beginningwoodworker) is doing and if he made anything new for his mom, check out any new lessons on hinge building by Mike (stefang) or see if Neil (NBeener) is working on that pine workbench yet, as well as a host of other happenings with the Jocks here. To tell you the truth, I know more about the happenings with these guys and gals more than I know what is going on with most of my distant relatives.

If you don’t get the traffic, it isn’t a personal thing. It is just that your blog becomes something outside the neighborhood, so to speak, and the community feel is lost and one starts becoming an audience rather than a neighbor. Picture, if you will, hanging with a bunch of blue collars at the bar and then inviting one to the trendy bar across town where the college professors and students hang out. Sure, the guy likes your company, but he feels out of place, and wonders what is up with all these freaky nose piercings and this talk about “Theory of Constraints.” This isn’t a cut to you, your blogs have a more universal appeal and you should pursue the postings to your own site. I think you can ease the pressure on yourself a bit and commit to writing a blog everyday without having to post in all locations. Just make sure you stop by the neighborhood and share because we all want to know how you are progressing in your writing and your woodworking.

And just a little unsolicited advice on the writing front.

1. Always consider the reader
2. It is the responsibility of the writer to get his writings to the reader and not the reader’s responsibility to get to the writings.

I hope I didn’t offend, as that was not my intent. I think you are a wonderful writer and I am glad you have a spot on the web to share your thoughts.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#13 posted 03-17-2010 04:25 AM

David,

I think you make a great point. It is ok and I completely understand that most people must feel like you do, and want to have all the conversations and such in one place.

I am going to miss all of you guys comments though. I really makes me sad, but I do understand. I still think you are all very nice, even if you don’t want to read my stuff anymore. I appreciate all of the support.

Thanks,

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

View Chelios's profile

Chelios

567 posts in 1722 days


#14 posted 03-17-2010 05:45 AM

What ? you quit LJs?

View Ecocandle's profile

Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1722 days


#15 posted 03-17-2010 08:49 AM

No, I haven’t quit LJs…I have just stopped reposting my blog here. I am still interested in all the stuff people are doing. It is just easier to put the blog in one place.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase