Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The State of the Blog

I have writing this blog for almost 11 years now.  At first it was easy to come up with things to write about as I was building my Padrographs.  I talked about each card as I got it.  Now that I have almost 1,150 different Padrographs I don't get cards as often so there seems to be less to write about.  So I decided to write on a schedule and give myself something to write about each day.  So here is hopefully the schedule I will write about throughout the week.
Monday I will update my collection and share new Padrographs.  If I don't have any new signed Padrographs I will share some old ones.  
Tuesday I will write about whatever book I am reading.  Hopefully it will be a new book each week.  Last year I started 98 books and finished 96.  That's down from the days when I rode mass transit an hour each way to and from work.  Now I read at lunch time and just before I go to bed.
Wednesday I recently bought a turntable and CD player so I will write about what ever I am listening to.  Right now I am listening to the soundtrack to the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  
Thursday I will showcase some of my custom cards.  I have made close to seven hundred cards of players.  Many of them have never had cards with a major league team before.  Also I have made cards of players who never had a card with a particular team.  I made cards of Lowell Palmer with four different teams, he even found a picture with one team when I couldn't find one.  One player has ordered over 600 copies of his card.  I will be writing about him first.  
Friday I will update the Frankenset with any cards that have been bumped and any cards that have been added.  Hopefully soon I will have more than one of sixty five pages filled.  With that if you have any extra autographed cards that are numbered below 585 I would be interested in trading with you.  I can send you cards of your teams or perhaps players you collect.
Saturday I am entertaining suggestions as to what to write about on Saturday.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.  
Sunday Will be potpourri for $100 Alex.  What I choose to write about will be whatever pops into my mind.  It might be a rant about working in the yard (I hate it, my wife loves it), or it might be the Padres, Seahawks, Lakers or Wilds week in review.

Since it is Tuesday, let me tell you about the book I am reading.  It is the twenty seventh book I have started this year.  So far I have not finished two of the books I started.  For Easter Sunday our pastor taught on the resurrection and he mentioned this book and how much it had  affected him.  Since our Pastor is someone I have known for many, many years I decided to look into it.  I checked the book out from the library system that I work for.  I started reading it last Friday and am on the second rule.  The forward is worth the price of admission and the book is really easy to read.  Unlike many big thinkers Jordan Peterson is able to write on a level that almost anyone should be able to understand and he does it with humor and humility.  I am looking forward to reading the rest of it.


Rosenort said...

Great book, big fan of his.

Fuji said...

Can't remember why... but a few nights ago something inspired me to listen to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album over on YouTube.

Bulldog said...

Good on you and reading. I've gotten out of the habit. I look forward to all your posts. Good stuff.