Suburban Wino 2: The Wordpress Experiment

Blog Apologies: Let’s Get Pompous! | December 13, 2010


I’m pretty sure that whenever a blogger gets on his virtual soapbox and explains with remorse a lack of current content, no one really cares. Take the following cookie-cutter statement*:
“Hey, really sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Stuff has been crazy-busy in real life, but there’s been a lot going on, and I have a ton to write about. I’ll start posting a bunch of great stuff soon!”

-Signed, your favorite blogger in the whole world

(*these hackneyed statements are usually accompanied by a low-quality picture of some jerkass- likely the blog author- sniffing wine in an exotic location or something.)

Heard that one before? Hell, I’ve written that one before…several times. However, making such a statement is decidedly pompous, if only for the bold assumption that folks are actually reading.
“But I saw that 200 people visited my blog today” (this is my inner monologue…pompous!)
I used to think that number mattered. Then Google Analytics crushed my spirit (as math often does). The average “Time on site” metric of “0:07 seconds” made if very clear to me that my decision to write a wine blog instead of making sketchy internet porn has been bad for business.
Fortunately, some nice folks over at Snooth were kind enough to name-drop this wine-soaked porn desert as one of the “witty” wine blogs they’re currently reading (along with Another Wine Blog and Gang of Pour…interesting and quirky spots also devoid of porn, meaning I haven’t visited them much). So, while this doesn’t necessarily mean that more readers will stick around in this corner of cyberspace, it does suggest there will probably be a slight uptick in visitors (temporarily), as they will only to be turned off by pompous crap like me expressing contrition for not posting much in the past week.
So I guess I better get back on my game (if I ever had any). If anything, that means more drinking, and- well- drinking leads to the actions truly worthy of apology.
Anyway, thanks for coming by, and…really sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Stuff has been crazy-busy in real life, but there’s been a lot going on, and I have a ton to write about. I’ll start posting a bunch of great stuff soon!
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