While it seems I’m back to regular blogging, this past week has turned out to be a rather odd blogging week for me. No sooner do I take issue with Andrew Sullivan for seeing only the dark side of the Bush Administration, that he acknowledges (what I have called) the president’s mixed record on gays — and the Vice President’s opposition to the president’s support of the Federal Marriage Amendment. Barely forty-eight hours after I ask for examples of Log Cabin’s criticism Democrats, its national Executive Director Patrick Guerriero provides one — joining national gay groups in taking on Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean. Kudos, Patrick.
I might have caught that story earlier had a number of ideas for posts come to mind when the story broke (on Wednesday). I rushed home from my errands to turn the brainstorms I had while stuck in traffic into posts where I could communicate them to our readers. Back home, I was so busy writing, I barely had time to check the web. And the one brainstorm I had that morning, a post I dashed off in a matter of minutes got (thanks to an Instalink) more attention than a post I had been working on for nearly a week.
Then, finally, on Friday, when I had lots of time to post and ideas in my head for several short posts, our site went down and I couldn’t post, so I ended up watching two DVDs instead of writing.
Then, two posts which I did not promote got picked up by other sites, my post on immigration by the Washington Blade‘s blogwatch (albeit with a misleading and somewhat inaccurate title) and my post on Jerry Lewis by Pajamas Media. I guess it just goes to show that we can’t really anticipate which of our posts will strike a chord with other blogs.
Sometimes, I’ll have, what I believe is a great idea certain to get people talking, only to find that it gets limited attention in the blogosphere. Other times, I’ll whip off a post in a matter of minutes without expecting any reaction (e.g., my post on Barney Frank and Eason Jordan) and find that it helps generate a blog-storm.
I’ll just keep on blogging and delight that at least some of my posts generate serious discussion — or momentary amusement.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com