Friday, January 1, 2016

So....Looks Like It's 2016 Now

Well, it appears a new year is upon us.

It's kind of funny (though not really "ha-ha" funny). At the end of 2014, one of my New Year's resolutions was to make an attempt to post more in 2015 than I did in 2014. This is a goal that I apparently failed quite miserably in achieving. Not only did I not post significantly more in 2015 than I had hoped, but it turns out I posted far less than I did in 2014 as well. In fact, if you observe the archives on the right hand side of the page, you'll notice an interesting thing. It seems that my post count has gotten progressively worse as time has gone by. For that I do apologize.

I've said this more times than I can count, but the lack of posting has been due to a factor of several things, but in all honesty, the biggest culprit is laziness. Or at least, it's a big part of it. There's many, many instances where I just don't feel like going through the effort of posting about something, even if it's on a topic that I'm actually interested in. Though it's not always just that. In many cases, even when I want to post about something, I tend to struggle to come up with a way to write about it.

Not to too my own horn or anything, but when I'm in the zone, I feel like I can write pretty dang well. Unfortunately, more often than not, I don't have that mindset. There are considerably many instances where I honestly find it difficult to just string a few words together. I do try to add a bit of snark/humor in my writing, which tend to take up a lot of time, but even when I'm trying to do something as simple as describing the contents of a news item, I find myself struggling quite a bit. (I got a fairly long piece on Breitbart's John Nolte that's nearly finished on the draft page, but has been languishing for nearly a month now, for that very reason)

Regardless, I do want things to be different from this day forward. I am legitimately going to strive to make a quota of at least one post per day. Even if it's just a few sentences, I'll still make an attempt. After all, even that would be a dramatic improvement over the current frequency (in fact, that would be over triple the amount of posts that I would have even at the height of this blog in 2012!). Many of my favorite political writers - such as friend of the blog, Steve Benen - post dozens of items a day. If they can write that much on a daily basis without breaking a sweat, then I should be able to do the absolute bare minimum, at least.

Also, one other thing I wanted to mention. Something that I've also wanted to do for a long while now, will hopefully become reality in the coming days, and that something is a podcast. I finally have both the hardware and the software to do so, and Allah willing, it'll be up very soon. So I hope y'all are looking forward to that.

So, yeah. I hope to make 2016 the best and most productive year for Reading Is For Snobs. Let's see how this plays out. Happy New Year!

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