Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I can't believe it's June already. I'm not sure why 2011 is so important, but I seem to be reckoning my life from before and after the beginning of this year. And it feels like my post-2010 life is going by too fast.

I've been blogging a lot lately. In fact, April and May have been record months as far as number of posts go, twelve posts each month. In April I had five posts here, five on BUST3R, and two on my Steinbeck blog. May, I had seven here (a monthly record on this blog), two on BUST3R, and three on the Steinbeck blog. I know twelve in a month might not seem like a lot for other bloggers out there, but for me, with the fact-checking I do on some posts and the time it takes me to write something I don't hate, twelve is pretty darn good.

In May I also took a great deal of time editing a short story that I wrote at the end of March. I submitted it to a couple short story contests. (Most of you will probably never read it though, I just don't feel comfortable passing it around.)

Anyway, I guess I'm pretty proud of myself. This month I'm thinking about blogging a little less to work on another short fiction project but we'll see if that ends up happening.

The other day Buster and I were talking and we postulated that around 60% of users are Mormon wives/mothers. I know that's an exaggeration, but there are quite a few. There's nothing wrong with that -- I follow, read, and comment on several blogs that fit that niche -- it's just at the end of the day, as a single male, I'm finding fewer blogs out there I can relate to. But part of that is that some of the typical guy stuff I just don't do. For example, I'll read a hundred mom blogs before reading a single sports blog.

So fellas, where you at? Buster, you're my most consistent male blogging friend, so I thank you for that. Also, happy birthday. Jeremy, you're a close second. Keep it up. Clint, while your posts aren't as frequent, they are of a higher quality than most blogs I read. Trev, I thought you were poised to take over the world and then you disappeared. Come back. Quinn, your posts are always relevant and usually pretty hilarious -- please post more often. Speaking of hilarious, Thome, where did you go? Zach, I'm glad you're still blogging.

With all this attention on my guy-friend bloggers, I'm not trying to take away from the contribution of you female bloggers because many, if not most, of the blogs I read are written by you. I'm just striving for a more gender-equal representation in the blogs I read and enjoy, that's all.

P.S. I think people respond better to posts with pictures. I just haven't been taking any lately. Sorry.

P.P.S. I'm looking for more blogs to read -- male or female. Recommendations are welcome.

P.P.P.S. Speaking of Mormon blogging, this article is pretty interesting.

P.P.P.P.S. Update: I forgot to shout-out my buddy Whit's blog. Check it if you need inspiration for making your house look awesome. Check it even if you don't.


  1. my blog not MANLY enough for you, MYKE!?! ok, yeah, it's pretty girly... as a side note, my captcha is "gerslaya" which is kind of a fun word to say.

  2. My bad! I think it's just because I haven't seen a post from you in so long. See the P.P.P.P.S.

    I've considered making a compilation with made-up definitions of awesome captcha words.

  3. i didn't even know that there were that many male bloggers around. thanks for the heads up.

  4. haha thanks myke. p.s. i posted 4 times last month. that's pretty good, right?? current captcha: "aplog" - an afternoon snack akin to "ants on a log", but you replace the celery w/ apple slices. apple slices w/ peanut butter and raisins on top... actually sounds kinda good.

  5. umm i find amusement in It's a blog about a fictitious family that lives in cheesy photos from home decor's really funny, actually. Good luck stopping once you start scrolling back through the archives...

  6. one of my friends (a GUY, even) just started a blog
    and of course, i thought of you and this post.
    (in keeping with the previous comments, my captcha is 'nonvessi' which, i don't have a definition for, but it sure sounds italian)