Thursday, March 26, 2009

"how come you haven't been updating?"

Oh lovely commenter. This post is for you.

I don't know who you are (although I have an idea), but let me tell you why I haven't been updating. There are 2 reasons:

First, the easy one: I know that as a reader of any blogs, pictures make the entry a lot more enjoyable. I am not ashamed to admit that there are some blogs that I "read" but don't actually look at any of the text, and just gaze through the pictures. I have this kind of relationship with many food blogs. (Serious Eats being a major exception.)

I love taking pictures. I don't like uploading them. I HATE uploading them on iPhoto. Google, I know you track my every move, so tell your friend Apple that iPhoto is a WEAK program. It is weak, because you cannot select which photos to upload from your camera, and it always proceeds to upload the entire file. AND, it is a HELL OF A LOT of work to try to delete the photos, once you've stored them some where else, because iPhoto makes 3 different copies automatically. I'm sure there's some setting I'm not looking at to make this not happen, but I haven't gotten there.

So anyway, that's one reason. Because I don't like uploading photos that I want to put on this blog.

The second reason is more depressing: I've been busy, and a lot has been happening, but not too many good things, and I don't like to post negative things because I hate nagging blogs.

But I am back here. And you know why? It's because I am narcissistic in a way that we all are (which is proved by the popularity of Twitter and Facebook), and I like knowing that people care about what I think. One of the answers I gave for the "25 Random Things" list on Facebook was, that if I could have any job in the world, I would be a journalist or an expert. I would be those two things (separate or together) because I love being able to answer people's questions. I am kind of a know-it-all and kind of a jerk, as Ira Glass once said when he described people who claim to know things on a very superficial level. I know I am a jerk in that way, but I can't help but love it. And this space is the ultimate space where I can wave my jerk flag high.

So, lovely reader, thank you for caring about what I think, even if it makes me a little bit of an ass. I am trying to figure out a way to have a theme for this thing, so I could be more consistent.

I'll be back really soon. Maybe tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

then you totally know why i never upload photos!