The results of the three group breaks I was in this month both arrived last week. Kyle over at Juuust a Bit Outside and Sam from The Daily Dimwit each had awesome breaks in August, and since they both had similar products, I’d combine them both into a single post.
Last week I sent off my half of my first ever international trade. John in the UK over at Pursuit of Red Sox/Jacoby and I swapped Sox. He filled in a big chunk of my missing pre-2009 stuff, and I sent and equal “set filling” box his way.
There was a lot of talk last week about being burnt out on blogging. Personally, the hobby, sport, activity, whatever you’d like to call it, has been a constant companion since 2000. That’s not to say that there haven’t been breaks here and there. If you wonder through my archives there are most likely months where I haven’t posted. There are also times I’ve posted daily. The ebb and the flow of blogging is something I’ve ridden like a wave. The one thing I’ve never tried to do is to self-impose a blogging amount, large or small. Forcing myself to post every day, once a week, once a month, etc, only takes the fun out of it. If it’s a chore, something I’ve told myself I have to do, then it’s not enjoyable. I can’t claim to have the longest running blog, the most posts, the most frequent posts, or even the most consistent posts. What I can claim is that I’ve gone through both dry spells, and post floods and that I’ve come away with a greater appreciation for writing each and every time. It’s something I enjoy and it’s something I’m going to keep doing for as long as I continue to enjoy it.
Some times life takes precedent over hobbies, and that’s ok. No on should feel bad about that.
Also, speaking now just for myself, this has been a rather slow month blog wise because it’s been a rather busy month life wise. I’ve had big projects at work, I’ve had lots of family activities on the weekends, and I have a lot of blogging to catch up on, and that’s ok too.
Just an fyi, I just dropped off a big pile of stuff at the post office.
You all have stuff on the way 😉
If you know me in real life you probably have a good idea what my personal musical tastes trend towards. For those of you that don’t, despite all outward appearances of being a “computer geek”, I’m actually into quite a wide range of music. 50% Punk, Ska, and Rock in general, another 30% techno (trance and progressive mostly) and 20% jazz and swing make up the majority of my collection. I hardly ever dabble in country, rap or death metal, although there are a few cross over tracks I can appreciate from just about genre.
For the most part, I don’t really mention it on my blog. I’ve noted a couple instances when I’ve purchased a new CD I enjoy, but largely the discussion of music is avoided in my blogging. That’s not necessarily on purpose, but I tend to believe that each person’s musical tastes are generally unique and a deeper personal expression of who you are. So, by talking about what I like, it’s not necessarily something that would resonate with anyone but myself.
That said, again if you know me in real life, you also know that one of my greatest joys comes from sharing music I’ve found. So, personal friends and family are normally the recipients of tracks I’ve discovered.
That’s the really long and excessive way of saying, “I found new stuff, but you may not like it”. Still, I like it enough to share it anyway.