I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s the fact that so many of them are self-serving garbage, little more than virtual diaries left open for the world to see, or with those pointless little locks with the flimsy keys that are ridiculously easy to pick or break. Frankly, I have no interest in reading what a total stranger ate for lunch, or what kind of music they’re listening to while typing, or what little animated GIF best fits their mood at the moment. Sure, there are a few blogs out there that have actual content, that actually have something legitimate to say. But the vast majority of them are inane drivel that at their best form small cults of personality around a prolific poster with far too much free time on their hands.
That said, you’re probably wondering why I’m writing this in the first place in, of all places, a blog. To be honest, I’m wondering that myself. In part, I wanted to experiment with Movable Type, and sure enough I’m getting that experience now. But over the years I’ve thought of plenty of things I’ve wanted to say online that I didn’t think appropriate to put in the GPF News, or that wasn’t on topic in the GPF forum. Those places, after all, are for GPF, not my personal thoughts. To me, there’s a separation between the comic and my personal life, much like most professionals separate work from home. A blog would seem much more appropriate for these musings.
So don’t expect a detailed analysis of my gastronomic ingestions or a complete discography of my CD collection. I only plan on posting when I have something I think is worthy of a post, and by correlation, don’t expect rabid, prolific pontifications either. If you’ve ever read the GPF News, you know I tend to post long, detailed, but infrequent news items, and I suspect this site will be no different.
But what shall I post about? I don’t know yet. I’ve created a couple categories, but I suppose I’ll delete some and add more by the time anyone reads this. While it will be certainly more random than the GPF-specific News, I wouldn’t expect anything extraordinarily mundane. (Then again, I won’t exclusively deny that the extraordinarily mundane won’t appear, but there aren’t any plans for it.)
Also note that I haven’t enabled comments. It’s not that I’m not interested in what you may have to say, but I’m more concerned about comment spam and unwarranted attacks. I don’t have time to police the GPF forums and a blog, so if you have a comment you just have to share, feel free to e-mail me at the address on the GPF site. Eventually, I may enable comments, but not for now.