Happy New Year, kittens & friends. This blog needs more pictures. I don’t have a digital camera, not even on my phone, so I have to be clever. How clever is it to forget that the new computer I got in the summer has a camera thing? Here’s my most available model:
I have now fulfilled one of the Internet’s principal raisons d’être, the posting of pictures of cats. It may be awhile before you see me get to the next. (What? Porn, of course.)
The wordpress people sent me an email with my year’s stats. I made 48 posts last year; that’s less than one a week. Let’s see if we can’t do better this year, what do you say? They recommended that I write more about the subjects I got the most hits from. Well, the leader by far, though attention has dropped off, was “wild boar piglet” and variations, from a post I wrote in early 2009 about an exhibition at the Met. I guess not many people write about wild boar piglets, but I don’t really have an excuse to write about them again. [Hah! I just did!] I also got two separate hits from searches on “verdant selvage of Michigan,” a quotation from Padgett Powell’s The Interrogative Mood. Is it people who, like me, are curious to know whether Powell himself was quoting? (Apparently not.)
It would probably be profitable, in terms of getting readers, to decide what this blog is about. But it’s changed, and will change again. And while I long to feel appreciated, I’m too proud, stubborn, lazy, or something else, to angle for readers.
I do try to keep Coming Attractions up to date, at least in terms of what I’m doing myself in the short term. Streetsingers’ Loft Concerts are March 20 and 27 this year. Late. And those who know me well may notice something significant about one of those dates.
Resolutions: Not to leave dirty dishes in the sink when I leave the house. To be less cranky at rehearsal. To bake instead of thinking about baking — which I’d better get up and do right now.