Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Post 1800 - The 1800th Post

Welcome to post 1800 of Bevboy's Blog!  Yay!

It was a very long day, and I was looking forward to getting home.  Patricia decided to skip her Tuesday night class in favour of being with me, which only convinced me she is not feeling well.  She has already gone to bed for the evening, which I expected.

We watched the episode of "Sons of Anarchy" which became available through video on demand in the last day or so.  We wanted to watch the latest "Boardwalk Empire", but Patricia was too tired and dozed off.  We'll watch it soon.

I am making some steady progress in transcribing the JAX interview, but am not nearly done.  Thursday I interview Shane Wilson, late of Z103, and now out of radio for the time being.  He's heavily involved in the upcoming Hal-Con in Halifax, and has promised me a couple of media passes for the weekend coming up on the 12th and 13th.  Shane will also try to introduce me to some of the media and celebrity guests who are coming.  If that happens, don't worry, I will tell you all about it.

At this, the 1800th post, we're not at a real milestone like post 2000, coming up sometime in the next 5 or 6 months.  This is a smaller milestone, one where I can take a break, look around, look behind me, and look ahead to where this blog is going.  To consider the things about it that make me happy.

I'm happy that I can still think of crap to write about every day.  I am happier that I have found ways not to write about certain things, things that could get me in some degree of trouble if I did write about them.  Those are best reserved for the daily coffee breaks.  Off the record.

I'm happy that my reputation as an interviewer has started to open some doors for me.  To the extent that I have any ability in this at all, it's through dint of hard work and making a lot of mistakes along the way.  I have had to teach myself how to do it and how to edit and how to transcribe, an art as well as it is a science.  Some of the earlier interviews are embarrassing for me to read now, or even to contemplate the questions I asked that I shouldn't have, or the questions that I didn't ask that I should have.  You know the drill.  People call it the backstairs approach, the question or the comment or the bon mot that one doesn't think of until one has left the party and is walking down the backstairs to the car.  I have tried really hard to avoid that feeling and to think of those things during the moment, not after it.

Let's see here.  I think my writing skills have improved over the last 1800 posts.  I still wince at the wording of something I wrote last month, but because I write something every stinking day, I can't spend much time thinking about it.  I have to move on to the next post.  After all, I have 1000's of readers who care about the blog, and who want to read what I write, every day.  In theory.  Prolly not in practice.

There's not much else to add.  I have had a long day after little sleep Monday night.  I think I will turn in.

After all, I have a blog post to write tomorrow.


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