And so Bike Week is over and after working almost every day at the Shrine food sale booth at Vertigo's, I found myself tired of beer, BBQ, Italian sausage, motorcycles, and even scantily clad women. In fact, I took no pictures of any women the last day, so those who despise the objectification of the fairer sex can take some solace.
The blog has taken a huge backseat and the daily visits reflect the results. I now have three jobs I juggle. It doesn't even come close to the money I made as a banker, and I am far more busy, but its a good stress rather than a bad one. My mortgage business would be lucrative for the second quarter if all the stuff I have originated might actually close. We are in the process of changing that business, so have been busy with the prep, including my umpteenth drug test and criminal background check. I have given more "samples" for drug tests in the past three years than I can count.
Most of my political stuff ends up on The Voice, but I am trying to find a way to balance the blog with the news site without depriving the money making side (The Voice) of content. And, I am trying to find a "voice" for the blog--now that I report on politics I have tempered the type of writing that my followers (where I was mostly preaching to the choir) liked.
Because I have been so busy..humor and satire, the other "draw" for this blog has taken a back seat.
What else? Selling ads for the Voice is a ton of work. I hope the community supports us by buying ads (the Voice is a quality product in my opinion) and readers show appreciation for a free, daily news source with video and other stuff the dead-tree press can't do by patronizing our advertisers and telling the businesses they patronize "Hey--I read the Voice and you should advertise there".
I have one more Econ class to take in the summer session at ECU--another graduate level course. And, I have two Pol Sci classes slated for Fall 2010 at COA and three for Spring, including my first Econ class I hope. So, busy is and will remain the word of the day.
Keep checking in. Sooner or later I'll get my blog mojo back in gear and figure out how to do split my time between the Voice and here. And thanks for keeping up!