Je Suis un Idiot

February 2nd, 2009

Okay, I deleted the posts promoting all the guest blogs to tighten things up, which means I also deleted the comments to the one announcing Robb’s post.  Several people had weighed in on the question of whether to put up two guest posts per week, one on Sunday and one on Wednesday, or whether perhaps I should go back to writing a weekly post and putting that up on Wednesday.

Anyone?  I kind of like letting the creativity pieces stay up long enough for people to comment — I think it means something to the people who were kind enough to write them.

Oh, I don’t know.  Someone tell me how to live my life.

11 Responses to “Je Suis un Idiot”

  1. Lisa Kenney Says:

    You’re one of my very favorite people in the world! I think a post a week is just fine. They are think pieces and I think they deserve the time too. OK, now tell me how to live my life. 🙂

  2. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    OOOOhhhhh….just what I’ve been waiting for! OK…you guys line up along the wall here, and the rest of you line up over there. Make sure your uniforms are straight and….Oh. Tim and Lisa were being facetious….I get it… Nevermind.

    Tim, if you post your creativity posts twice a week, you’re NOT deleting the previous post. People can still comment on the new post and the previous post or even comment on something you’ve written and posted 8 months ago, right?

    Whatever you choose, I’ll deal with it, but I’d prefer to see two posts on creativity per week, plus intermediate posts from you about whatever you usually post about AND creativity, AND comments from Larissa and Thomas and Usman and Lisa and…..Well, I’m sure you’ve got it…I want it ALL. And for FREE!

  3. Sylvia Says:

    I’ve been struggling to keep up so I will rather selfishly say that I prefer one creativity post a week which is often enough to be inspiring without being overwhelming.

    However, I had noticed that you weren’t posting in the meantime (I thought you were taking the chance to have a blog break) and was looking forward to seeing your posts again. So personally I’d quite like to see a post from you in addition to the creativity post.

  4. usman Says:

    For crying out, Cindy; You are difficult to please.
    Tim, give them all free. Right Now. Please.

    Happy Cynthia.

  5. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    I’ve found that I can always get the guidance I need if I just follow the George W. Bush method, which is to ask a bunch of people what to do, wait until one or two suggest what I actually WANT to do, and then follow their advice.

    So I’ll keep putting up the creative living posts on Sundays, and midweek I’ll either write something or not, depending on external circumstances and whether I actually have anything on my mind.

    And I’ll continue to announce the new creativity blogger on Wednesday.

  6. Thomas Says:

    And all the people said, Amen!

    With pivotal events going on around us, such as Shrub the 43rd sitting at home wondering who will now agree with him, Denny’s handing out free Grand Slam artery-cloggers with accompanying defibrillators, and Sully the hero pilot worrying about his overdue ethics library book, I can’t help but wonder what minuscule role this cyber-exchange of ideas could possibly play in my life?

    I believe the answer can be found in the Petri dish of opinions we call a blog, filled with diverse people with common beliefs in their creative drive and literary short-comings. Yin and Yang, Cheech and Chong, you say tomato and I say tomatho, while gravitating toward that common denominator. That is, we want to be better than we are today and what better way is there to improve than to discuss and let those creative juices flow.

    The question is how much of a good thing is enough? I say, there are no limits but the sky itself. Our brains can handle more than our eyes and hands. Let the bloggers blog and let the chips fall where they may. Bring it on! On Sunday, on Wednesday, and everything in between. I want that rush every day. Give me my fix!

    By the way, Friends And Lovers was a great song. Now, THAT is kissing up!


  7. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Lisa —

    Thank you for being so amazingly nice. My only recommendation for improving the quality of your life is to trust your creativity more, because you’re a really fine writer.

    Cynthia, I aim to please, but I really feel as though it takes the creativity posts a week to create a dialogue, and I don’t want to step on that. I’ve got a bunch more — in fact, this Sunday we’ll hear from a bestselling woman mystery writer who sets her stories in medieval Japan.

    Thomas, I’m impervious to being kissed up. It doesn’t affect me in the least. The check should arrive on Friday or Saturday. And maybe I should retitle the blog The Petri Dish.

  8. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    S-I-G-H…..I’m going to have to ressurect my binky. And I was doing so well! Maybe I’ll just have to use the extra time and, I’d don’t know….write.

    And Heck Yes, Usman! I know I’m difficult to please. I’m an American Princess (or at least that’s what I’ve encouraged my amazing husband to believe!)

  9. Larissa Says:

    Hi. I had suggested leaving them to a weekly post because it gives me something wonderful to consider on Sundays (and of course, me having a happy sunday is uber important…(c: ) and using Wednesday for your own posts because i’d love to hear more from you too! I promise you do not just have to be a medium of sorts. We want to hear your thoughts again too!

    Can I be next in line for the “Life Coaching” sessions here? hehe. No…really. 😀

  10. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Cynthia, what exactly does it take to resurrect a Binky? Is this along the lines of the Re-Animator movies, or something less radical? And you have extra time . . . and you’re NOT writing?

    Actually, there are times I don’t want to do it, either, and when I feel that way I always remember what Dorothy Parker said when she was asked if she enjoyed writing. She said, “I enjoy having written.”

    Riss, will do. This Sunday is a wonderful mystery writer named Laura Joh Rowland, and Wednesdays I’ll post something if I have anything worth sharing or can fool myself into thinking I do. And anyone who turns to me for life coaching should make sure his/her insurance is up to date.

  11. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    I’ve never had to ressurect it befoe, but I assume that some sort of disinfectant will be required, and some sort of rehydrant solution.

    Oh, and I’m not exactly sure I’ll be needing it. I just discovered a new channel on my digital TV — createTV. So, all I need to do now is just sit down on my comfy couch, turn on the TV and presto-chango….I’ll create!

    ps: My captcha below is: “62 either”. I’ll include that phrase in tomorrow’s warmup writing drill!

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