Blogging

Back

For what it’s worth, after a not insubstantial period of downtime with a database connection error, we’re back. Naturally it was an easy fix. Since there have been no new posts since 2016, people wouldn’t exactly be flocking here, but hey.

Ironically, the last post was about plans to open new Dairy Queens, and perhaps a week ago a friend posted pictures of food from one such area DQ on Facebook. I’d forgotten about the expansion plans entirely until the site was revived and I saw the old post.

Since I’m doing an administrative update of sorts, some explanation of the posting drought. If you can call it that, given that not posting has been more normal than posting. Anyone paying attention can see that this is one of a set of blogs that, whatever their origin or history, are meant to cover different topics. I’ve come to think of myself as and perhaps even accept the status of “semi-retired.” The hosting exists. Most of the domains existed and they’re cheap for the next clever idea that’ll be quickly discarded. I love to write and theoretically have time. Revenue might theoretically be possible from blogging. So hey, why not do a group of blogs and see what happens! Yeah… that went well. While I haven’t dismantled the “Elhide Publishing” thing as it exists online, I also haven’t pursued it. That doesn’t mean I’ll never post at a given blog. It doesn’t even preclude a burst, or something longer, of intensive posting.

Just don’t count on it.

Hey, for all you know I could suddenly get a “real job” and no longer be semi-retired because “old” in tech started at least twenty years before more traditional retirement age. With the improving economy, who knows. Just don’t count on it.

RIP Wayne Hurlbert

It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent death of blogger Wayne Hurlbert, who suffered a massive heart attack while at his computer, waiting to start an episode of Blog Talk Radio. Wayne was a long time blogger on business, blogging for business, business books, and other topics. While it was not the only impetus, this was one of the factors influencing me to take on a revival and redirection of this fallow blog.

We’re All Business Bloggers Now

I’ve been wanting to kick of my return to blogging here – but with posts of substance rather than the CotC stuff now elsewhere – with a post observing/opining that business blogging is not only not unusual or niche anymore, but that it’s rampant in this economy or lack thereof.

The boundaries between political and business/economics blogging has also blurred further. Again, the circumstances we are in make it inevitable. Government always affects the business and economic climate and activities, if seldom so negatively, and whether it ought to or not. That’s shown up in my selections for what now passes for CotC.

At any rate, it sometimes feels as if anything I can add or opine here would be superfluous, and perhaps there won’t be much or often, but the itch is getting more intense. Time to scratch it.