Change is in the air, even under the summer heat, my friends.
I've been doing a great deal of thinking about what I'm doing, what I'm trying to accomplish, and so on over the past few months. Anyone who has stopped by recently has likely been witness to some whining, some ruminating, some pontificating, and probably a few other -atings for good measure.
First, the small. I've updated the blogroll -- I'm really trying to keep a good mix of sites that I actually visit often over there. Then, if for nothing else, it serves as an easy list of favorite links that I can utilize at my leisure. And I'm all about the leisure. In any event, some of the writers are friends of mine, some are big time top of the charts Blog Lords, while finally some talk about areas (writing, television, media) that I'm trying to get involved in right now.
Which leads nicely to the big changes. Since the online bloggy version of Dumpster Bust kicked off in November of '04 (partly as a reaction to the Blind Rage I felt after the election, but that's a tale for another time, ye kiddies) I've delved into a number of different roles: editorialiast, reviewer, analyst, podcaster, interviewer, critic, ruminator... and other stuff I can't think of at the moment.
All of it has been great and tremendous experience, and usually a hell of a lot of fun to boot. I've improved greatly as a writer; at least I like to think so! And for that I have you to think as well as my peeps at Blogcritics.org, who are unwaveringly supportive and critical both.
But the time has come to hone in on what I like, what I'm good at, and what I can paid for (the ruthless, unbridled, yet heart-warmingly conscientious capitalist that I am).
So, for the time being at least, and if I don't change my mind tomorrow (which, sadly... happens) expect to see less of the interviewing and the podcasting and some of the editorializing and more of a focus on feature-length pieces that focus on... you guessed it: the old Idiot Box.
Suggestions, thoughts, rebukes, thin lipped missives appreciated as always.
It's a new age to D Bust.
And what's wrong with that?