Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Recoil ... (oh the pain...)

A very funny thing happens when you get full of yourself, ... you just get punched in the mouth. Maybe not physically, but the pain is just as lasting. 

A few months ago, I decided to temporarily close the House of Pain so that I could entertain a joint-venue with other fellow Bloggers. Suffice to say that it failed to become what we all wanted it to be. No guilt, no regrets, and certainly no finger-pointing.  Although it fizzled away for many reasons, it left some good lessons on what works, what doesn't, ... and at the very least, why a little humility is always a sweet vile to swallow. 

This is my first posting in many months, and with this new effort I have decided to do some things differently. Not because change for the sake of change is good or warranted, but because this version of the Emporium is one I have not tried and am curious to see if this version takes those lessons to heart and makes this a better Blog than it has been in the past. 

Here is the short of it: 

*   I propose to be thrift in verbiage and my postings to be a quick read. Who after all has the time to read 10 minutes worth of my blog? Many of us read a few, if not dozens of Blogs on a daily basis. It is the height of hubris that allows me to think anyone has this sort of time to invest in their daily read. In my view, short and summarized is better for this Blog than long and self-gratifying. Enough said. 
*   Videos will be part of the Emporium arsenal. If a picture can paint a thousand words, a video can paint a Federal bailout-sized one. But not just any videos..... , my own. 
*   I should post on a frequent and consistent manner, if not daily. At times some of us Bloggers feel that every posting has to have Earth-shaking importance written all over it. It doesn't. 
*   I have put a reminder in my Blackberry so that it will prod my Ass with 125,00o mili-volts of go-go juice everyday at 5:00 p.m. so that (as some love reminding me) posting more than twice a year will actually be a possibility. 

Thanks in advance for stopping by, ... I have much to say, ... and less words to use in the process ... 


Renegade Eye said...

I never posted daily. I keep something up until I think the last word was said. I shop my post around, visiting other blogs to get readers.

I think posting daily tires you and your readers, unless you have up to the minute news.

I posted about Roxanne Saberi. It got about 700 hits in one day. The timing was right. Huffington linked to my post.

The more blogs that link to you, the higher on Google you are.

I know a real life mutual friend of Craig Barlo. CB plans to come to Minneapolis to visit him. I'll be meeting CB in real life. He is way to your right.

I think you should visit the blogs of people who leave comments at mine.

I think you have the best blog, of any conservative blog. It's never predictable.

TRUTH-PAIN said...


First, I appreciate the wisdom of thought and blog-council. I have to tell you that every single one of your points is very much appreciated.

Second, I love CB. You are probably right in that he does out-flank me on the right. That having been said, i love his conviction and unusual angle that he brings to his conservative bona fides. One of the finest persons i've had the pleasure of meeting on the Blog-o-sphere.

Third, I am very taken aback at your kindness in expressing what you think of my blog. You have certainly made my first day back more than memorable.

The best to you always, ...

TP ~~

QuakerDave said...

HE'S BACK! Good grief, thank goodness.

Glad to hear the news.

And be careful to stay away from those tea parties today! :)

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Good to see you back! I look forward to your renewed regularity!

The Blackberry jolt may not be necessary once you get back in the swing of things.

I try and post four to five times a week and it seems to wrok for me. But any posting that you make that, as with all of your postings, helps to fight this madness that is taking over our country through DC control and Obamasocialism is greatly appreciated provides a stand for our freedoms.

TRUTH-PAIN said...

How are things in my beloved Garden State?
I promise to go by your diggs soon!

I look forward to putting some "out of the box" type of things in the coming days. I am still developing a niche or sorts... :)

Robert said...

A round of applause for the new emporium....

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Brother Robert!
I appreciate your stopping by and giving the new diggs a once-over. I hope to have your company again in the Blog world in some form. Lets talk.... we cant all fade away... can we?

Robert said...

You know that I will be here, much like Chicago politics, early and often.....

Not fading away my good friend...you know I like to talk way too much to abandon the virtual town hall...

benning said...

It would seem you set your 5PM alarm for once every 6 months, TP.


Hop to it!


JC said...

Just keep blogging!

Without freedom, you can't be anything--not even a songwriter.

I Want My Country Back video