I have something to tell you, and I'd like you to hear me out before you say or do anything drastic.
There's another woman.
Actually, there are a bunch of other women. And there are some men. And there are even some kids and some old people.
I've been cheating on you. I've been 'blogging elsewhere.
It started this past Monday. I logged onto my JS account and, over the course of the next 24 hours, I imported nearly all of my 'blog entries into my JS 'blog.
There are several reasons that I did this. I wrote about a couple of them over there, on the other 'blog:
Well I guess I've imported everything I'm going to.
Anyone that wants anything older than last June will have to go to my main site. But, and trust me on this, it's all quite boring before last June. Some would say it's still quite boring.
So, why did I just spend 24 hours importing a year's worth of entries into JS?
I'm so glad that you asked.
A few days ago I had my 1000th viewing here. I'm sure that about 999 of these were accessed via the Random Journal link on the main page. Whatever, 1000 times someone had come to my JS journal and saw absolutely nothing (what Stevie called a Phantom Journal). About 100 of those times whoever it was would bother to click the My Personal Site link and go read my actual 'blog.
That means that over 90% of JSers were missing out on my brilliance. Or my stupidity. Or whatever.
So the main reason I decided to import all these old entries, and to continue to keep my JS 'blog in sync with my real 'blog, is to simply get some more readers. I'm kind of a whore that way. I started writing this stuff for very personal reasons, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I continue to do it because I want actual people to read what I write. In other words, if I'm going to vomit bullshit, I want to get it on as many people as I can.
The second reason is that this JS community has always intrigued me. People that only know each other through their writings, yet seem to become friends (or even enemies) through those writings and the comment conversations they engender. I just think it's neat, and I guess I'm hoping to become a part of that someday.
So that's why I did this. My plan is to keep updating my real 'blog just like I always have, and to duplicate everything but the most boring entries to JS.
Awkward ending to entry.
Like I said, I'm going to try to keep my real 'blog and my JS 'blog in sync. If this proves to be more effort than it's worth, then I will drop the JS 'blog. My barenada.com 'blog has always been and will continue to be my main outlet. This site will not be going away. I promise.
The JS 'blog is viewable by JS members only, but if you are a member, or if you want to sign up, you can check out barenada.journalspace.com. Comments are enabled over there - it's one of the main reasons I'm doing this.