I apologize for not being a Constant Writer, folks. I haven't been tending to my blog as much I should, but the complications of being a caregiver to a sick parent, trying to find online revenue streams to replace Epinions and Yahoo Voices (a.k.a. Associated Content), the stresses of managing my household finances, and a host of other issues have made a hash of my plans for "A Certain Point of View." It's hard for me to find a good balance between my personal and working lives, especially when both inevitably overlap.
I've been fairly busy over at Examiner, where I'm the Miami DVD & Blu-ray Examiner. I have been writing at Examiner for a bit over a year now, although right now my output has been, well, modest (to put it kindly).
As of today, my stats at Examiner look like this:
Article Page Views for November: 16,922
Articles Promoted (by AXS or Examiner): 3
Articles Produced: 108
Articles Produced Over the Past 30 Days: 13
I had hoped to "produce" No. 14 today. Around noon today, I logged on to Examiner, set up a rough draft (with placeholder text from an existing review in Epinions), added a photo and video, then saved the draft for "later." My plan was to take care of stuff I had to deal with before my older half-sibling came over to help with Mom, then do an all-new review on Google Docs to replace the "placeholder" stuff I'd saved earlier.
It's now later....five hours later, and I have not been able to start on the review of "Star Trek Nemesis." Oh, yes, I could publish what I have now at Examiner, but that review is not up to my writing standards. It's readable, yes, but only up to a point, and the stylistic differences between the Epinions version and the other reviews I've posted in November would be...um...jarring.
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