Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Falling Off The Wagon

It seems like we're losing blogger buddies by the minute. The first of my favorites to go was Mr. Shifely. I was definitely shocked to my very core, didn't see it coming, didn't expect it and certainly still check his blog daily to see if he may have just one more thing to say, to add to my every changing views of the world. He certainly changed my views of David Hasslehoff. I once viewed "the Hoff" (as Mr. Shife so eloquently calls him) as some hairy beast running, running, and swimming on a B rated television show. But now I see him as a superstar--the one that Mr. Shife adores.

Today when I checked in on Jazz Coffee, the author said that she has nothing to write about. So another one falls off the blogger bandwagon. For many it's a short ride, for me it's been quite an adventure. And I have no intentions of getting off this journey. It's not that I have so many important things to say, it's just that I like having an audience to say it to. And I love checking in on the other's blogs.

Dirk the feeble
also announced his retirement. Although he has given us ample time to ready ourselves for his impending absence. So I can prepare myself for his departure. I have to say that I won't like it, but at least I can steady my mental ship for his tidal wave of a goodbye. I've already battoned down my hatches for it.

Anyway, I'm here for the duration. I'm not leaving until they shut me down!!


  • Hmm, maybe Jazz Coffee will come back when she has something to write about again. I know I wax and wane in my creativity, and sometimes in my desire to post. other times, life takes over and I'm too busy to post.

    Maybe she's just waned too far and is waiting for a creative tide to carry her back in. We'll hope for that.

    Good to hear you're sticking around. I enjoy your view of the world.

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 4:13 PM  

  • u better not leave, i would be heartbroken beyond belief. :(

    i have nothing of importance to say, i'm just a bit of a comment whore, need my love that way.

    i'm also addicted to reading many blogs.


    By Blogger mollymcmommy, at 4:36 PM  

  • Hi angel,good for you i once
    had that enthusiasm now it's
    gone.I just happen to hit the
    wall and couldn't recover.Just
    because jc is idle doesn't
    mean i am.I'll be stopping by.

    By Blogger michele, at 5:30 PM  

  • You've been blogging since 2004, so that officially makes you a veteran of this medium.

    Both of those blogs you mentioned, I have read faithfully for a year. In fact, it was Dirk (Armaedes) where I found your blog.

    I think taking breaks once in awhile is a good way to not get burned out.

    By the way, how far is Charleston from Point Pleasant??? Point Pleasant is the center of all those Mothman sightings from several years ago.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 5:57 PM  

  • Blogging isn't for everyone, unfortunately. Sometimes it gets to be more of a chore than anything else. My posts are infrequent, but at least I'm not getting burned out on the entire process.

    I'm glad you decided to stick around :)

    By Blogger siren, at 8:54 PM  

  • yeah, i noticed the same thing. i myself have not had the time to keep up, but i still love reading about my blogger buddies, so dont be going anywhere please!

    By Blogger vani, at 9:52 PM  

  • I too have seen many bloggers come and go. It is just the nature of the beast, I suppose. But like you, I have no plans on leaving. No matter how many interventions I have to endure.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 12:22 AM  

  • The title of your blog says it all:-) Thanks for the laughs!

    By Anonymous Babette, at 1:08 AM  

  • We need to all meet up and party...that's how we can keep this thing going...hahaha :}

    By Blogger Cari, at 8:58 AM  

  • I am hanging in for a while myself. Thanks for the comment on Phil on my blog. Much appreciated.

    Hope that your blog keeps rolling.



    By Blogger Scott, at 11:00 AM  

  • Wow...none of my...oh yes, one on my list discontinued his blog, but I never really read his anyway, it wasnt very good, so im not that upset about it. LOL! But if any of the ones I read regularily decided to give it up, id feel the same as you.

    By Blogger Princess Pessimism, at 2:25 PM  

  • "Nothing to write about?" Pish posh! I'm glad to hear you're not going anywhere!

    By Blogger kimber the wolfgrrrl, at 3:34 PM  

  • Glad to hear you're sticking around!

    By Blogger JJ, at 3:58 PM  

  • i am not leaving either. when i have nothing to write about i just redesign my blog. it's the same as moving furniture around when you are bored.

    By Blogger Chloe, at 5:31 PM  

  • I won't let you down, unless I am brutally beaten by a midget.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 6:00 PM  

  • I agree with Phoenix. Sometimes we just need a break and other days we just have nothing to say... I enjoy reading your blog - hope you don't stop writing any time soon :) Your adventures are quite entertaining.

    By Blogger LostInTX, at 6:47 PM  

  • You've got to take me to Point Pleasant before you go to Vegas! Maybe we can find The Mothman!!!!

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 9:58 PM  

  • We aint dead-We just hibernating!

    By Blogger twolf1920, at 11:13 PM  

  • I have noticed many of them biting the dust lately.
    Glad you are still around.

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 12:12 AM  

  • im here for a while longer , too, it seems, from Sugarloaf Mountain

    By Blogger David, at 1:07 AM  

  • good to hear you will not flake.
    i must say, even though this is online, and most people never meet in person, we do form emotional attachments of sorts. and I am guilty of this. it pains me greatly when i click on a blog, and they are gone, "poof". in fact, it sort of pisses me off. i dont think people realize the impact that blogging has in some of us lives. so, before you just disappear, think twice about it. think about who is out there reading you, depending on you, and considering you a "friend". it's not all about you. once you have readers, it becomes so much more than about just YOU

    By Blogger Badoozie, at 2:27 AM  

  • I am here to help fill the gap - I have lost a few myself.... just like in real life.

    By Blogger David, at 1:22 PM  

  • I think the inherant problem becomes when you start feeling like you HAVE to do it every day. Like any good tihng, it is best done in moderation and a lot of people suffer from this "Blog burnout." It sucks.

    By Blogger White Dade, at 4:19 PM  

  • Can you e-mail me from my blog and give me your cell number? Or maybe some way of contacting you when I'm in town? I'll be in Charleston Monday, but I probably won't be able to get out until Tuesday evening.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 9:00 AM  

  • I thought I'd pack up my universe and leave it for awhile. I can't really be as prolific as other people who are able to post once a day. That's amazing! I struggle to post once a week even. I don't even have time to reply to comments on my blog and I have to wait for a free day to catch up on all the blogs I've missed. It's hard work blogging! ;-)

    missy xx

    By Blogger missy, at 2:06 PM  

  • I haven't fallen off the wagon, I just can't get the time to write so don't give up on me either.

    By Blogger Drywall Mom, at 8:58 PM  

  • I think we bloggers exert internal pressure to keep a schedule,then realize..uh-it's for fun, there is no schedule. Every once in a while I need a few days or even a week off, or sometimes I just have nothing creatively.

    It's too bad that people check out, I wonder if they will miss it later. In the end I always find the communication I give and receive very satisfying.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:20 AM  

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