Right now I’m working on a massive post that is currently titled “My Rules Of Life.” I have the rules all written out but I still have to include in-depth explanations for each one that includes examples. It’s taking longer than I thought but I think it will be worth it.
I’ve been flirting with the idea of writing a book for a while. I dream of it being like Tight Game Week times ten. I want to give away all my secrets, all the specifics. It’s difficult to write a book on the side while maintaining a blog (and the social life that inspires the writing for said blog), so I’m not sure how to approach this. I’m thinking of writing new material but also expanding on things already written. I would go the self-publishing route through Lulu or a similar service because I don’t care for mainstream success. This would be something for 2007.
But that’s not as easy in fields with only a handful of jobs, as Jessa Jeffries Werner, a marine zoologist, found out. This month, Ms. Werner, 25, who blogged under the name Jessaisms about jobs she held at Adventure Aquarium in Camden and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, was fired by the academy.
- NYTimes: Interns? No Bloggers Need Apply
This page is going to go through an identity crisis for the next couple months until I figure out what I want to focus on. The old site was half dating tips and stories and the other half random observations and fun links or news. Since this site is called “DC” Bachelor, I think I may want to give some time to the fake yuppie scene around here. I just don’t want to page to be about so many different things that people need to sift through posts to find something they like to read about. Also I haven’t decided what name I’m going to use, DCB or DJ Rocking Horse.
I have made my Cicada video a “Feature” and put it on this page. I’m pretty impressed with the dedication I put into making it, but then I wonder why I was so dedicated. Eight months later no one cares about the cicada’s anymore.
There are now about 60 smilies you can include when you comment. Click the “Smilies Legend” link above the comment text area to view them all. I added about 15 new ones, including this one…
I think there are enough smilies now to cover all possible emotional reactions when reading this page. Of course everyone’s favorite one remains:
In October 2004 on my then-public blog, I wrote…
This site comes to an end, 3 years and 2 months after it started. It will continue in a more private form.
The end lasted eight months. The private blog was nice because I could make fun of anyone without repercussion, except of course when Gay Gay opened his mouth. No more confrontations in the hallway at work. No more paranoia that a girl I just met at the DMV found out about the page. No more guys reading my page daily because they think I’m boning their fiance. The excitement was over. I remember a post I made that got me in trouble with a ladyfriend, who to this day still thinks it is about her. Written May 2004:
I have a lady friend that I’ve known for a couple years. She appeared skinny to my eyes, even though she didn’t go to the gym. And she had an ass that was amazing. Some may say it was near perfection. Several months ago she decided to go the gym to get toned, and shorty after I noticed she lost a couple pounds. But soon it wasn’t about getting toned - it was about losing weight. I’d say, “You’re already skinny! Are you one of those skinny girls who look in the mirror and think you are obese?” I saw her recently and was shocked and saddened by massive weight loss that has not only evaporated her ass but also starting to make the bones in her back appear, a la Mary Kate Olsen. When are girls going to stop caring about how they look in the mirror, and instead worry about what guys think of them?
So I’m back, for now. I’ll stick to DCB as my online indentity even though 95% of you know who I am. I settled on dcbachelor.com because it didn’t out me so easily like the old URL. Even though I don’t live in DC, I am a bachelor. I took away categories for now because they weren’t really adding anything to the site. The major thing I need to work on is getting the smilies back.