April 6th 2011 marked the fifth anniversary of the creation of this blog, The Moonlight Scribbler. Back in 2006, I came up with this half-baked notion that people out on teh interwebs were remotely interested in my admittedly off beat view of the world. So I started this blog. I never meant for it to become a way to lobby for societal change or to report the news rightly or wrongly. It was just a way for me to keep my writing skills from going completely into the shitter, and to shamelessly self promote me. I just write about what I like and what appeals to me, If people liked what they read, Bully for them. If not, oh well, sucks to be them. In this little corner of the Blogiverse, there have only been 156 posts counting this one. But each of them, with few exceptions were at least 500 words or longer. I've written at depth about a lot of different things. Some news stories and my opinions about them. A lot of stuff about high school football in Pittsburgh, and one fan fiction piece based on my favorite manga, Oh My Goddess!. A lot of posts dealt with what I like to call 'my cat's hairballs.' A little euphemism I came up with to describe the mundane, minute routine stuff that makes up my life. My last post dealt with the current injury to my shoulder that I am currently recovering from and also my inclusion into the club, who's velvet rope that no sane person would want to pass through, Club 'D' otherwise known as diabetes.
As I usually say every time April 6th comes around, and I write my annual State of the Scribbler blog post, I don't know how much longer I will keep this mess going. At this time, I have no intention of shutting the thing down. I usually average about 25-30 posts a year to the thing, my biggest posting period during football season. And maybe I'm starting to get a little frayed about the edges trying to find things to talk about. It can't be the workload. I know bloggers who throw up more posts in one day than I do in one year, although I doubt that they crank out 500+ word missives, like the ones you see here. It's all about quality,not quantity here. I'll continue to post about the random stuff that gets lodged into the slowly decaying nooks and crannies of my brain. I know a few people who actually read this blog, although for the life of me I don't know why. Maybe they like seeing the strange guy sitting in the corner all by himself cackling madly in response to the voices in his head. The scary part is that more often than not, the voices in my head make more sense than the ones I hear on television. Go figure.
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