I’m back?

Todd

Two months have passed since my last post.

My experiment to see the importance I played to the success or failure of the Internet has come to a close, and I must say the findings are disturbing at best.

After two months of nothingness from ToddBlog.net (the very blog you’re reading now), the Internet still functions as it always has. For two months, a corner of the interwebs that formerly contributed humor, relevance and thought-provoking posts was silent, and still Facebook, Google and CNN.com stand, as if nothing had changed.

I’m exaggerating, but it is amazing the crippling pressure that one can put on oneself to crank out posts in between actually cranking out posts. You get this idea in your head that all your previous posts are well-written, logical, enjoyable pieces that people actually want to read. You then keep yourself from writing anything because you don’t feel like you have anything to say.

I’m always telling people not to over-think what they’re about to write, or they’ll never actually click publish on a post. I’ve lost sight of that advice and I’ve allowed my blog to go without an update for too long.

I can’t pretend that I’m going to post daily, but I can do better than once every two months.

So stick around. I’ll be back shortly.

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  1. September 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    Welcome back! (You were gone? ) With the recent competition between pubsubhubbub and cloudRSS, the Internet is even better than when you left.

    Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Post a picture once in a while. After all, pictures are worth 1 kword. Looking forward to your next post…

  2. September 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Todd, with all due respect, I think you’re nuts.

    Random parenthetical note: I love how you’re allowed to say whatever you want to about someone, as long as you say “with all due respect.” “Bless their hearts” works almost as well.

    Back to regular programming.

    I think the fact that you took two months off had wide-ranging impact. Gmail went down last week. Twitter has had any number of problems. Facebook… well… it’s just Facebook. Not to mention Michael Jackson, and now the fact that it looks like the election in Afghanistan was rigged.

    For crying out loud, you have a responsibility here, man! We’re talking about keeping the earth firmly on it’s proper polar axis.

    But, seriously, no pressure…

    kdl

  3. Timothy Kaul
    September 9, 2009 at 9:25 am — Reply

    Glad to have you back Todd, you’ve been missed.

  4. February 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    Welcome back! (You were gone? ) With the recent competition between pubsubhubbub and cloudRSS, the Internet is even better than when you left.

    Don't put so much pressure on yourself. Post a picture once in a while. After all, pictures are worth 1 kword. Looking forward to your next post…

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