Words Become One turns one this Saturday, May 15, and I know what you’re thinking: who cares?
The only reason you should care in the slightest is because many important things are turning one as well:
Seattle’s Quinn’s Pub, named one of the Top 50 new restaurants in the US by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Blakesley Sutter, pseudo-celebrity baby.
My little pink 8GB Zune that I got for $80 at a Microsoft employees sale…back when I was still an employee.
My cousin Amy and her husband Joel’s marriage — happy anniversary shout-out!
And while most of these things are growing and changing, so is WBO. I am going to switch to a more frequent posting format (goodbye to our Wednesday lunch date, hello to random coffee dates), and I am going to do a redesign of the site as soon as I can find some pro bono HTML/C++ genius to do my dirty work (remember when I told you your computer science degree was lame? I was totally kidding. Can I buy you a drink? Your hair has never looked better!).
I want to give myself a little more freedom, a little more wiggle room in this creative outlet. I’ve been very strict in meeting my Wednesday deadline — I’ve only missed that deadline once in an entire year, and it was due to a canceled flight.
It’s been fantastic writing so consistently, but I’d love more variety in the length and frequency of posting. Some shorter. Some longer. Some with just an image and a killer caption. I know — it’s gonna get crazy in here!
The ogre of a risk in this change is failing to post at all. I read friends’ and strangers’ blogs where posts are sometimes weeks or months between — a travesty in the blogosphere (I swore I would never use such geek-speak, but this is what happens after a year, people). The fear of becoming one of those people makes me want to dip a quill pen into my own blood and scrawl my signature across a contract of consistency. Hopefully Mike stops me before I get to that point.
So that is why I am risking being an impotent blogger; it’s worth it to see if I can become a sizzling blogger. “She posted on a Monday at 2PM!? Criz-azzy!”
Of course I would never do that. That would mean I was blogging at work and only pink-slip-happy people blog at work. Or about work.
Consider this my May Day gift to you: one less thing to do every Wednesday. Now you can check on any other day ending with “Y” because you never know when a new post might appear.
Hang on to your hats, eager readers!