Gosh, it seems I'm busy.
Busy, busy, busy.
Maybe too busy.
I seemed to have irritated people or upset people or hurt some feelings. I'm not sure which. You see, I've been busy.
I work for a living. For an Evil Corporation. And I enjoy what I do. But it's work. Web-based work lots of the time, but still work.
I get up in the morning, eat breakfast, and make the drive to my cell at the Evil Corporation. Then I put in my time. Oh, it's an enjoyable job. Second most enjoyable job I've ever had.
The best wouldn't be the best today, but at the time, when I was a teenager staying up nights playing music at the radio station and talking to the girls that called in ... that was fun. Couldn't ... and wouldn't ... do it today. But at the time, it was great.
The job I got today isn't quite like that, but it's fun.
I enjoyed being in the Army. But the job I have now involves no digging foxholes, no picking desert sand out of my shorts, no carrying a rifle in knee-deep snow, no having artillery rounds flying overhead ... well, you get the idea. The Army, I enjoyed. But I really like what I do today for work.
But, I also blog. In case you hadn't noticed.
Actually, there are a couple of blogs I'm responsible for. You know about this little blog. And I maintain It'sAPundit.com. And PyjamasMedia.com. And, I contrubute an occasional Blog Tips column for The Alliance.
Plus, there are three other blogs I run. No, I'm not going to say much about them. But I do run ... and write ... three other blogs besides those I've mentioned.
So, maybe I'm trying to do too much. Not at work, but on the blogs.
Anyway, I get lots of email.
Lots of email.
And not just email. But spam, too.
Oh, I get about 100 or so legitimate emails a day.
Now, by legitimate, that's emails that I don't mind getting, or that I've asked to get. Questions for Blog Interviews, for instance. Or mailing lists I've subscribed to. Oh, there are also some people that send me email about every post they write ... even though I never asked them to. Still, legitimate emails. About 100 or so a day.
That total doesn't include spam.
And by spam, I mean Nigerians wanting my banking account information, fake eBay notices, offers to increase my penis size or my breast size, or something in Japanese. You've received them, too, I'm sure.
I get lots of them. More of those than I get regular email.
How much more? Judge for yourself.
Pretty impressive ratio of spam to legitimate email, huh? And that's just one email account. I have many email accounts.
So, I don't always answer my email. And some take offense at that. Some get angry. Some get offended or hurt. Some remove me from their blogroll. Others perhaps buy weapons and climb clock towers, I don't know.
Anyway, I know that I've offended some by not always replying to emails. And some take it personal.
I'm just busy.
Perhaps too busy.
Maybe I need to drop a blog. Or two. Or three. Or four. Or five ....
Do others have the same problem? Or is it just me?