There's a reason why I don't write very much when I make a blog post. Two reasons, actually. The second reason is that I don't have anything productive or even interesting to say. Yes, I realize this doesn't stop the vast majority of the billions of bloggers. It probably wouldn't stop me, either, except for the First reason, which is that I mostly use a tablet PC.
My tablet is the slate type, which is exceedingly cool, except for when I need to write more than my name. There is no keyboard. Everything is written in long hand. I type over 80 words per minute, but can write not more than six or seven per minute. One reason this number is so low is because of the handwriting recognition software, or C.R.A.P., for short. It often even gets my name wrong. I can't tell you how many friends and colleagues have thought a stalker named "Fred Danson" was after them.
Luckily, this is a "sketch blog." The main reason for this is because Stacy, Wes and I draw pictures for a living; by posting stuff we have to draw anyway, it's like labor-exempt blog posting. Granted, that's not very different from other blogs out there, which are mostly compiled of content stolen from other blogs. We do that, too, but we mix it up enough where most folks won't notice.
Most folks! Most folks who read this blog arrive because they've googled "narcoleptic infirmary jokes" or "nudie playing cards" or "Fred Danson." About seven of these daily visitors are what we in the statistics game term "unique visitors," also known as "us" and "my kids." Sure, we passed our 100,000th visitor mark a while back, and that sounds impressive. But at least 90% of that was traffic generated from a faked drawing I did of that Texas UFO a couple years ago. Even the Pentagon visited our site for that one (I'm not lying).
I decided to type this post on my "work station" computer so that it would be faster going. Unfortunately, I'm running into the Second reason I don't post much, and also discovering a third. Can you guess what it is? Take this easy quiz:
If you guessed "A," you were absolutely correct. If you picked something other than "A," you probably arrived here accidentally while googling "cures for insomnia." Incidentally, I'm glad I could help.