Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Couple Things...

1. Yes, I am laying the First Official Officious Blog to rest. It had a good run with some good memories. Many thoughts, many comments, some occasional controversy, but mostly just a lot of wasted time trying to sound educated about things that are unimportant to most people. Yet, I enjoyed the practice of informal, opinion-based writing, especially on more important issues, and I think having this blog has refined my thinking on some things. It's interesting how you discover the weaknesses, even errors, of your own thinking when you try to argue them through writing. But, the time has come. Yet, having said this, I am not departing from the blogosphere entirely. Because...

2. I have made some changes to The Booked Blog. It is now called "The Biblio-Files," (from the word "bibliophile") as you can see in the top left of your screen. That name may sound dumb to you, but, I mean, it's my blog, and it sounds more sophisticated and well-read than "The Booked Blog." One's vocabulary is supposed to expand through much reading, right? I figure that having a word that people don't know in the title, especially on a blog about books, may win some credibility points. Either way, the link address will stay the same, but the name got an upgrade. Thus...

3. My time will be spent there, writing book reviews and recommendations as I, time permitting, feel like it. And...

4. I will still keep this blog up because of the sidebar links. I use this particular sidebar a lot when I get on the computer. Why do I not just bookmark stuff or save it in my "favorites?" Well, because it looks cooler on a blog. Plus, it's very gratifying to be able to say, "Just Google my name and you can find my blog." So, ultimately, this is all for purely selfish reasons.

Not that you care about any of that, but hey, isn't that the point? This is the First Official Officious Blog. Just deal with it.

Much love to my one or two readers.
Have a good life.
E

...but a loud enough encore might make me reconsider... ;) Peace.