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A recent trend for bloggers has been to do an open forum, asking readers to submit questions then answering them.

I am trying to focus a little more time on my writing, so while I’m doing that I’m going to open up the floor for you guys to ask me questions.

You have four years worth of fodder in my archives, and I will answer anything tasteful and appropriate for the blogsphere. I will answer anonymous questions that are respectful.

Ask away!

PS- New poll on the left.


Sojoblog announces a new feature over there on the left column- voting! To start this thing out, I have a fairly harmless question. However, knowing me, you can rest assured that the questions will likely get more controversial in nature.

The blog title is a joke- sorry to burst your bubble, but this corner o’ the web is not a democracy. Just think of me as a benevolent dictatoress. ;)

God bless Sojoblog! God save the queen!

Well, in an effort to fulfill yet another of the 101 in 1001 goals, I’ve been tinkering with the blog. It’s going through another name change, because I feel like the season of “Born to Fly” has passed and I’d like something more appropriate. A while back I noticed that one of my friends had this clever quote as his “about me” on Facebook: “Like my friend Clive Staples, I find myself surprised by joy.” I thought that was pretty great, and a pretty great summation of how I feel about life right now.

I’m not satisfied with the aesthetics of the blog yet, so bear patiently with me as it might be going through many different variations for a while. If anyone has any great ideas or inspiration feel free to share (i.e., color schemes, photo header, tagline, etc). So there you have it. Surprised by joy. :)

This is my 602nd blog post. I’ve been blogging about 3 years and 3 months. More and more often lately I find myself thinking about shutting the blog down. There are several reasons. The one I think about most is that this is such a crappy medium for relationship building or maintenence. There are people who read my blog to “keep in touch with me”, which is a nice idea, but there are several problems. For one, it’s entirely one sided. You feel like you know what’s up with me and you’ve connected somehow, whereas in reality there’s just nothing. And I don’t like it, although I’m guilty of the same thing with my other blogging buddies. Also, the truth is that I generally don’t talk about important things going on in my life on the blog. I don’t (generally) talk about the things I think most and most deeply about. I tried that and didn’t really like it, so I am unlikely to try again anytime soon.

Overall, I just feel very uninspired. I hesitate to go on any kind of official blog sabbatical, because it seems every time I tell someone I’m going to, I end up writing a lot. So if the blog seems kind of stale, that is why. I’m waiting for my muse to return. :)