Now that the long trip has ended, I wonder if to some degree it would make more sense to merge this blog with the main blog–the one with all the sonnets. On the one hand, I do like the starkness of the simpler blog with nothing but poetry. But… then again. it might be easier to keep everything organised if all the entries were intermingled.
I have not yet decided. I think I will leave it all alone for now, however… Perhaps, I shall put more explanatory entries along with the short introductions using the “<more>” tag. This makes some kind of sense in that then the site retains its stark appearance while adding a tiny “click for more” style of link. Think of it as being “under the fold” as in the old newspaper parlance. It would most definitely make for easier management of such things if I choose, for example, to move things around.
On that note, I have, indeed, decided to move some things around. I have learned from this last six months of blogging that (while still far from claiming expertise) it is better that any entries should appear on or after the day in which they appear. The reason for this is that older entries even if freshly entered (in the manner of ‘backfilling’ as I have termed it) will seldom be read. And, while it is not my primary concern… still… one wishes that those who might actually have some interest in an article or entry should have a fighting chance to happen upon it. The way wordpress works, it is much more likely that such a person will see a current entry–or even be referred to it by a completely anonymous “like click.” The act of clicking the like button on the entries of anyone we follow is a sort of phenomenon on wordpress, and it does truly lead to people who might actually like something to be more likely to find it.
So we all do it. marxists, anarcho-capitalists, individualists, collectivists, everyone in between, and on every other spectrum as well do we do it, whether artistic, economic, philosophic, etc. For this reason alone, it is worthwhile to use some form of “front-filling” let us say, rather than back filling, if we, as do I, have a pledge to write whatever kind of entry every day. I have found backfilling to be less than satisfactory; and, early on, when accidentally I did some “catching up” by entering my latest sonnet on the day and hour I had written it, and then continuing to do that and subsequently moving the (slightly) older one back a day (and so on, as I wrote them) I found that such work as I posted was more happened upon, and consequently, more appreciated by those individuals as might be wont to do so.
This is why I shall change somewhat the way in which I do my “catching up.” And perhaps, I should refer to it as “catching down?” This would go well with the concept of “front-filling” as opposed to “back-filling.”
In any case, I am undecided what to do with this blog until then. But I have resolved to include any analysis I may offer on the other side of the fold of my notoriously short and cryptic introductions.
I should now proceed to edit this entry. But I think I am not going to do so just now. No. I think I shall do such correction after I become an object of derision rather than trying to head it off.
“catching up”, “catching down”, “back filling”, “up filling”, “front filling”, whadowa??, timey-wimey wibbley-wobbley!!!
Yes, I fear it is as confusing to me!
I do like the “below the fold” idea, dear, but I hardly understood anything else you said there. It made my poor head spin!
I suggest a cup of tea and a bit of a lie down, my dear. Are you with me?