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Should I talk about it?

I want to know how many of you actually read this or even care if I write or not.

This account expires in a month and I'm thinking of just letting the account lapse and walking away from the journal. I'm not even reading my stuff anymore, and I don't think I should subject you to this nonsense either. I suppose I should put this last remaining month of LJ to good use, but I'm not sure I'm capable of such.

Anyway, I have several ideas for posts in here, for later today or tomorrow or next week and I want to know if I should go through with it.

For your consideration:

  • The Death Penalty, Texas Style

  • Once again, the Texas death penalty is in the news, because, once again, Texas may be on her way to killing someone whose guilt is in question. The Texas death penalty is also in the news because of a movie now out in theatres, The Life of David Gale, makes a horrible mess of the issue. The film left Roger Ebert fuming.
  • The lameness of George Bush's press conference from last week.

  • I'm was sitting on the fence as to whether or not military action is a good idea. Bush did more to dissuade me of the goodness of military action than all the protestors and critics combined. Speaking of which...
  • The shocking antiwar tenor of The McLaughlin Group.

  • It seems that since I was gone, the McLaughlin Group panelist have begun to wonder whether or not Bush is an idiot. The last I saw (which was January) there was no bigger booster of Bush outside of Fox News than the McLaughlin crew (Elanor Clift exempted).
  • The incredible lameness of the 'Clinton and Dole Show' on 60 Minutes

  • Bill Clinton is a natural speaker and a pretty smart fellow. Bob Dole is a distinguished senator with decades of experience on Capitol Hill. CBS managed to turn the two into mid level political hacks. I could have watch Crossfire if I wanted to see that!
  • Why Jennifer Peña makes me want to learn Spanish

  • Why I like the Disney Channel's The Proud Family

  • Why I left the message boards

  • I have a webcam.

Anyway, I'm trying to set up my laptop to run both Windows ME and Windows XP, because I have hardware that is incompatible with XP, but I'm required to have XP on my machine for school. That means lots of fickle work tonight.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 10th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC)
OK, the full critique.

I find you to be an engaging writer with a compelling style -- you make people want to read stuff you write. It's simple, well laid out and witty.

Your subject choices leave something to be desired -- not because I'm more conservative than you, but because pretty much all of it's been done. For example, the world just doesn't need another blog talking about how silly Clinton and Dole looked on 60 Minutes</a>. If you're going to continue, I'd suggest trying to mine new subject matter or mining deeper into existing subjects.

That said, no one's paying you for this (well, I'm not. ;) ). So you should only continue if a) you enjoy it or b) you feel it's taking you to someplace that is either profitably or enjoyable or both (simply becoming a better writer would qualify as both).

I would be interested in hearing why you left the boards.
Mar. 10th, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
Crap. Here's a "close italics" tag: /i>

Please feel free mentally to insert it after "Minutes" above.
Mar. 10th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
So, why did you leave the message boards? FWIW, I always read your stuff and usually find it insightful and interesting.
Mar. 10th, 2003 02:12 pm (UTC)
I read your entries, though I skipped most of the FL stuff cuz I didn't "get it"... I second Manny's suggestion that you only keep doing it if you're enjoying yourself. It's your journal, have fun. If fun = posting inane surveys and "Wow I just ate a cookie!" then by all means!
Mar. 10th, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC)
I agree with you completely on the Clinton-Dole thing. Patrick and I were watching that, and our consensus was, "Well, that was useless."
Mar. 10th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
I read your journal and I've always found everything you wrote to be insightful and fascinating. I actually miss your posts every time you delete your journal or are unable to post for a long time.

That said, what everyone else said goes -- keep up with it if you enjoy it. Let it go if you don't.
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