Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Returning Very Soon, I Swear.

So, what happens when you get a blog going strong over three years and then all of a sudden you cease posting for four months?  Here's what:  Your readership dwindles from a rip-roaring freeway of 2000 visitors-per-day...to a weedy frontage road of 32.  To those 32 people who drop by daily to see if anything new has popped up on this stale little blog, I salute your devotion.  Like trick-or-treaters pressing doorbells after the porch lights have been turned out, your attendance - fruitless as it is -  is truly something.

But as you may have noticed, my porch light has been left on, burning day and night, week in and week out since early December, brainlessly wishing the world a Merry Christmas all the while the calendar pages tear away, possibly causing some of those frazzled 32 to wonder if I might be keeping a dried-up Christmas tree browning in my living room on St. Patrick's Day.

No, no, it's simply a matter of life getting in the way of blogress.  In December I bought my very first home (after years and years of renting) and am preoccupied setting up house and studio, all the while keeping several spinning dinner plates balanced on the ends of broom handles. 
So let me express my appreciation for all your many card and letter inquiring politely if I have died.  I'm delighted to tell you I am completely alive and will start blogging again any day now.

As for those persistent 32, I am forever your ardent admirer and fervent friend.

35 comments:

julie said...

Hourra !

Chuck Munson said...

Kevin,

Welcome back! And congratulations on becoming a home owner!

As you have probably already discovered, it is a combination of thrilling expression of both your life and your sense of aesthetics in the built environment and a frightening sinkhole of both time and money! Throw in a family and I figure I'm doing well to write a blogpost once or twice a week.

Also I've found that the advantage of being a follower is that if, for many reasons, your blog has to take a back seat for a time, as a follower I can see almost immediately that you're back. Yay!

Here's wishing a great Wednesday to you (and to the other 30 of us)!

The Evil System Administrator said...

I'd have a house by now, but I keep spending the down payment on your Tiki Room collectibles. ;)

Donnie said...

Hooray!!!!!!

Welcome back!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Welcome back...and congrats on the house!

Becky said...

We missed you!!

Brian B said...

Can't wait!

Virtualbri said...

Some of us are still lurking by way of RSS, so we're there as soon as life gives you the time to post! :)

Chris Jepsen said...

I eagerly await the return of your once and future blog.

Kate said...

Glad to hear you haven't forgotten us. The house looks lovely, I'm sure it will be a wonderful haven for years to come.

Kate
one of the devoted 32
http://cholulared.blogspot.com

Katella Gate said...

Welcome back to the land of the living... and congratulations on the house.

Don't feel too bad about your "snow what?" illustration being up till the middle of Lent... I still have my Christmas tree up and I'm wondering how it will look in 4th of July bunting.

George Taylor said...

Kevin,

Glad to see you back!

I may not have stopped by everyday, but you are in my feed reader and I diligently checked every day.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Glad your OK. Looking forward to the upcoming posts. Richard.

hatterpuppy said...

Thanks for the great message and welcome back! Good luck with the house. We missed ya!

Dan Alexander said...

Kevin, I'm happy to see you blogging again.

I started my own blog while you were away. My how times have changed!

I check my Dashboard everyday, and had wondered when you'd post again.
I'm so glad you are back!

Ralph said...

Cool! I suppose I've been one of the 32 who have been obsessively checking your blog daily. ;-) Thanks for the update and Congratulations on the new house!

Critifur said...

Yea, and Congratulations! I look forward to your imminent return.

MIKE COZART said...

....any signs that the "new" old house is haunted.......???

spacepotato said...

As one of your devoted 32 I 'm eagily awaiting your return. Happy housewarming!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Call me "20 of 32"....

I was wondering if the "Dried up Christmas" syndrome had come upon you, glad to hear you got your own place - congratulations!

Kevin Kidney said...

Thank you, Club 32 members!
I really appreciate the warm welcome back!

For Mike Cozart:
No ghost-sightings yet!! You need to come over!

Pete Emslie said...

Hey Kevin, I'm happy to hear that you've purchased a home. No doubt you've been busy nailing all that bamboo to the walls of your developing "Tiki Hut", preventing you from updating the blog. Yep, I too have wandered in here at least once a week only to find it's still Christmas. I'm so glad to find you posting once again, presumably having finally finished all your Christmas shopping! :)

Alexandre Vieira said...

Welcome back.
I was checking your blog every month!

Horray!

Dr Bitz said...

I really wasn't part of the 32, but now that I'm here and everything, I'll say that I was.

ManOfSteal said...

Kevin,

I can say that I was one of the 32, and I'm glad to see that you're back! Congrats on the house, I can imagine you're decorating it in style!!

Jo said...

You have returned, yaaaay!

Major Pepperidge said...

Well, I didn't check *every day*, but I was still pretty persistent.

John Rozum said...

I guess I'm one of those sad folks, I mean devoted followers" who checked in every day for the past few months.

i knew you were still alive via facebook, and just figured you were bogged down making really amaxing things that you'd be sharing with us.

Congratulations on the new home and welcome back.

mini_jen said...

Happy to See you Kevin!
Congrats on the house and keep those plates-a-spinnin'!
xoj

David said...

He lives...yahoo! And what? Christmas is over? Say it ain't so!

Look forward to seeing more posts...

Cheers,

David

David said...

He lives...yahoo! And what? Christmas is over? Say it ain't so!

Look forward to seeing more posts...

Cheers,

David

Tom Slick said...

Glad to see your back in action...I just thought you guys got bombarded with designing cool stuff as usual!

Take care, and get that house snazzied up for the Summer Luaus!

See ya later,
-T.Slick

Rob said...

Life happens - no worries. We are here for you. My mom has some photos for you to look at the next time you come in.

liako said...

Congratulations on your new house!I'm sure it will look fab!
Love your blog!
I'm so happy you're back!

Arthur T. R. Willenbaum said...

Congratulations on your new house! Happy to know all is well!