Day #7 in Darren Rowse’s “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” event, and I’m already behind. Jeez, this is a lot like school. Back then I was trying to balance too many things at once – I guess some things never change. I know you haven’t seen Day #4 yet – that’s because it’s “Analyze a Top Blog in Your Niche“, and I still haven’t figured out what my niche is. By analogy, that task is kind of like saying “explain your conception of god”. Dang.
I’ve decided to link to Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist blog. Scroll down and scan to the right and you’ll see it’s been added to my blogroll.
Here’s why I decided to link to Chris’s blog (don’t watch this at work):
While I thought the main topic of discussion in the video was funny, I can see how some people wouldn’t get it. If you’re one of those people, maybe this is the time to delete my RSS feed and start following someone else’s blog.
I was particularly impressed with the discussion at the end of the video regarding the post-homicide disposal of prostitute corpses. I think the newscasters make some excellent points about how it’s not as easy as the movies make it out to be, but I also feel the need to point out that practice makes perfect. Like anything else, body-disposal is at first a daunting proposition and seems to take forever. I can assure you, dear reader, that after a few (albeit nerve-racking) tries, this task becomes as routine as brushing one’s teeth or shaving. Once a modicum of efficiencey is achieved, one can then even begin to add a bit of “flair” to the task and it becomes thoroughly enjoyable.
I found Chris’s blog on Twitter. Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) follows about 27 people, and Chris (@nerdist) is one of them. I dig the layout of Chris’s blog – it’s simple and to-the-point. I’d like to do something similar – if I ever finally manage to sit down and code myself a new theme.
Who knows if Chris will link back to my blog, but I left him a comment with the URL for this post and I’ll hit him up on Twitter as well (probably Al, too, since I’m following him as well). I also friended him on Facebook. I’ll grab Chris’s RSS feed when I get to work tomorrow and follow his posts for a bit. I haven’t read through much of his blog, so I may decide that it sucks later on. Two things I was particularly impressed with were that many of his post-titles looked interesting and that the first post I saw caught my attention.
Chris, if you’re reading this (and got this far), what say you hook a blog-brother up with a couple of tweets and maybe a link-back? Thx, bro.
What the hell? Chris, if you’re reading this, please also check out the “Support” heading in the right-hand sidebar – maybe hook a blog-brother up with some PayPal love, too?