I Lost the Day

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The Band, from the The Last Waltz, a documentary of their farewell concert directed by Martin Scorsese. I find the song quite powerful.

Here’s a first look at my improved personal blog, Just Gene’O. It needs an About page and I have to change a lot of social media links before it’s ready, but it’s substantially finished and I’d love to have some feedback on the header/background images and the design.

I’d planned to write a coffee post this afternoon, but I had to go out for a couple of hours and it’s getting late, so I’m just going to put most of what I would have said in that one into the Monday post.

You’ll want to stop by tomorrow if you’re collaborating with me on projects or interacting with me across social media. I’ll have a preview of the next couple of months here and important information about my ongoing social media reorganization.

Weekend Music, with Reflection

I totally buy the part about Music from Big Pink changing the course of American music. Also, I miss Levon Helm and Rick Danko very much.

I spent most of my time this week on the social media, and you peeps did not disappoint. We posted three or four times per day this week, all week, and I didn’t do much writing. We had contributions from @parttimemonster, @quaintjeremy, @CompGeeksDavid @GAAshley1 and @MarissaBergen1. Really, the madness started Thursday-before-last with a well-timed contribution from @Hohmeisw. It just snowballed from there. Thanks, everyone. You make the blogging worthwhile.

Next week, we go back to posting once a day with occasional extras, because that’s what we’re able to maintain when school is in. But hey, no worries. We get three of these weeks per year, every year.

The trick now is to keep doing what we do best – be smart, be funny, be consistent. Care about the important stuff, even if we have minor disagreements over what to do about it. And answer people when they comment.

And oh, yeah. We need to get better at writing for search engines, and figure out why we got all those referrals from StumbleUpon this week.

I’ll have some easy, fun stuff this weekend. No idea what we’re doing next week, but we’ll do something.