January 11, 2007

Oh where oh where has my little blog gone

Filed under: Day to Day,News — Drew Johnson @ 10:11 pm

I have a bit of a dilemma.

I’ve started a new blog over at Blogger and have been doing some writing there for a few days. The blog is private so no one can see it but me. I like it.

There is one gigantic caveat with doing a public blog (like the one you’re reading) where people are allowed to comment: spam. Incredible amounts of it. Even if you read this blog regularly you probably won’t see it because I spend most of my time deleting it. I’ve had as many as 150 new spam comments in one day. And you have to delete them one at a time. I have been doing this ever since I switched my blog to this format. I could just let it go but I am sort of morally opposed to letting the money I spend on this site be used to run a link farm for pornographers.

When I started doing a blog it was for one reason: to get more traffic to the site. That’s it. If people see that there is something new to read they have a tendency to come back. Even better, if they can comment, they come back even more to see if you commented on their comment. So I would just ramble on about the album we were making and people actually started reading it. Not only that, I actually started to like blogging. It was cathartic.

I’m getting to the dilemma I promise.

The Formula Kid hasn’t been a band for almost eight months. There is really nothing more to say about the band. OK well, that’s not actually true. I could talk for hours about this band. I love doing that. I just don’t want to type it out. I’ve dug up all the old demos, all the videos, all the pictures, everything I can find that would give me something to post and talk about. The demo cow has run dry. I want to keep blogging but I just don’t know what to say anymore that pertains to this band.

My blog over at Blogger is very personal – and absolutely riveting I might add – and I’m able to say whatever I want and talk about whatever I want. It’s great. I’d sort of rather do that right here but something makes me think I shouldn’t. Here’s why.

This may not be news to some of you but I’m a Christian now. Ya know?…saved…born again…as in “except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3)…yes THAT kind of born again. This is actually rather old news. I just haven’t talked about it here. I wasn’t sure how my former band mates would react to me using the site as a real diary…not a band blog…but a REAL personal diary. This is not MY site. It’s the band’s site. I just do all the talking. Everyone else is gone. The lights have been turned off, the doors locked, and there’s Johnson – still talkin’.

But there are actually a few faithful readers of this blog. That’s why I hate to just pack up and move into the eShed with my ePencil and ePaper. I like the company here but the upkeep is getting ridiculous.



  1. Must…comment….to show….that I read…..but…..have….nothing…to say……………I love reading your blogs. there….good job, Taylor.

    Comment by Taylor — January 11, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

  2. If you’ve got a public blog somewhere — anywhere — I’ll read.

    If not, we’ll always have Paris . . .

    Comment by Eric — January 13, 2007 @ 8:40 am

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