It happens all the time: I plan or draft a post and find out someone has beaten me to the news item or the take. But this one is more than I can stand. I’m gearing down this week to work around the house and around my life, and Village Green posts pretty much everything I was going to post in announcing the light posting.
Right down to photos of my crocuses:
Anyway, as it is for Village Green, so it is here. The House of Pho is – literally, metaphorically and virtually – a mess and in need of my attention. Unlike last fall’s blog vacation, I’m not planning on going dark entirely. Partly it’s because I don’t want people to forget about your humble servant, but mostly because it’s far more painful to get back into the groove of blogging after staying away completely.
Instead, what I plan on doing is ignoring the news cycle. Instead of keeping up with what’s new on the news and checking for blog reaction, I’m generally staying away from the blogosphere during the day and will concentrate my evening blogging on thought pieces. Some will be based on the budget work I’m doing for my day job, some will be on more or less evergreen topics and some will seek to revive long-forgotten drafts of posts that never quite made it up. And at the same time, I’ll keep adding items to the del.icio.us account.
In addition to all that, I have the two other blogs to tend to and I have been neglecting both. And there will be some blog spring cleaning as well – tightening up the topics list and finishing the blogroll that got munched by the template change,
That’s my hope. I’m hoping for an entirely uneventful news week. On the other hand, if Paul Hackett spots Capri Cafaro necking with Julio Pino at an education funding conference and Phil Trexler writes about it, I’ll probably have something to say about it.
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