February 18, 2009


In my defense, it's not the longest break I've taken.

Which is to say that yes, I have slacked for more than four months before. The difference was that I was in grad school then, and I was pretty much just an unmitigated slacker this time.

It was a busy fall, with job stuff and life stuff going on; all of it good but busy just the same. And when you spend your workday parked in front of a computer, it's tough sometimes to muster up the motivation to park in front of the computer in your leisure time (and yet, I manage to watch plenty of TV. I'll have to figure that out). Couple that with a general lack of inspiration, and you get a long hiatus.

But I started thinking about it around New Year's; not a resolution, per se, but more of recognizing something I'd like to be doing. Doing more, doing better, just doing. I figured that, while I was at it, I'd make a couple of changes to the blog. After all, if the title means anything (other than being a somewhat lame play on words) it should be all about improvement, evolution, etc. So I started working on that.

Which kicked off no less than a full week of fighting with Blogger and their template system, but that's a rant for another time. I'll not get into it here, lest the swearing begin in earnest. The good news is, I won. Finally. And so here we are.

Along with the new look is one other change: people who've been here before (if there are any of you left) may notice that I have changed my blog handle. There's a part of me that figures, once you've put your blog on your Facebook page, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to try and stay all anonymous on the blog. Plus, I have never once in my life said, "Hi, I'm WiB, nice to meet you." Never. Tried something like it once, but it felt silly, like it wasn't me. Besides, it doesn't seem all that risky to put my incredibly-generic first name out there, so here it is.

Hi, I'm Brian, nice to meet you.*

Much better.

So this is the new place; hope you like it. I'm not entirely finished with the changes, but I have a good start here, I think. My goal is going to be no less than weekly posting, and we'll see where it goes from there. Stay tuned.

Er, again, I guess.

* It's not related, exactly, but I have to give a nod to Lexa over at Culinary Couture for getting there a little ahead of me. And for being generally kickass.


Lemmonex said...

Lovely--looks great. Welcome back.

Carrie M said...

I likey. And yes, welcome back!

Kristafied said...

Ironically enough, my husband actually answers to his World of Warcraft alt, and his online WoW buddies refer to me as "Mrs. /alt/."

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