Sunday, January 15, 2006

Gettin' Smacked

About a week ago Flipper told me that she had a dare for me.

Now, as you know, I'm a thrill seeker by nature, so it didn't even take details before I was ready to taker her up on whatever she had in mind.

She told me about a website that she had found . . . I Talk 2 Much, a site run by several women who's goal in life is to be as critical as possible about other people's websites. I am including a link to the site above, but I'll warn you that they often use crude, blunt language.

So, Flipper wanted me to submit my site for their review . . . which I immediately did. It took them a while to get to me, but sometime this past weekend, one of the reviewers posted their thoughts.

Generally, she was kind . . . if not at all thrilled by WWYG?!

Her money quote was: "He talks about TV a lot and kinda just sorta rambles along. He’s not totally tedious to read but it lacks something..somethingg I can’t quite define." (You can read the rest of her short review by clicking on the website title link, then scrolling down and reading the third review on Sunday. "Bitter" really does seem to be going through the motions on a slow Sunday--not that I'm complaining, really!)

So, clearly, I'm not completely wasting my time here, but I've got work to do.

In some endeavors, having that certain undefinable quality can be a good thing . . . a bit of mystery, right?

Well, I don't think that will work for me.

I've got to sharpen up my game. I've got to find better ways to make my voice stronger and my writing cleaner.

I admit that I have felt pretty detached from my writing these days, sort of like I've lost my desire to post lately. I've gone through these doldrums before, so I am sure that I'll get back into it soon.

So, thanks for the outside criticism. I'll see if I can live up to the (further) challenge.

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