Monday, April 04, 2005


Sorry for the lack of posting, but I have spent the weekend contemplating what I want Pound for Pound to be, what it should like, and how to make it a better read (if there is any greater proof that I need a girlfriend, I am frightened to encounter it).

There has been a surge in readers over the last few weeks, which has made me happy. (I live a life based solely on the approval of others, and I thank Sitemeter for finally giving me the means to measure this.) However, in looking at the content on this site, it has not been interesting or worthy of return looks. It has been an adjustment learning to write a blog, figuring out how to write and organize without any outside editing. My interests lie everywhere, and it is difficult to cover everything that I want to address. My writing has been too long and too melodramatic, as if I am writing pieces for Vanity Fair instead of a meaningless blog. In short, there is a long way to go.

In response, I plan to have more posts with just links to interesting stories and topics, covering anything and everything that interests me. I want Pound for Pound to be a place not just for my writing, but also as a jump-off point to anything important. There will still be long posts, focusing on specific topics such as Philly and cities. They hopefully won't be as wonkish as past ones, but you will have to accept some pseudo-intellectualism. Beyond that, there will be fleshed-out looks at music, art, literature, film, etc., whatever has captured my attention. Finally, I hope to focus my writing, coming with more anger, passion and spontaneity. There will some other surprises, but they will have to wait.

Thanks to those who have stopped by, particularly those who have checked in frequently. I hope that in the next few weeks, your time and patience will have been rewarded with a better blog. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

So focused.


Eric Solivan said...

More stories about midgets and Mexicans. I am sorry, "Mexicans" was offensive. Know a term less offensive?

Anonymous said...

Hi there.

I've been reading through your past blogs. I orginally found your blog about 18 months ago and have enjoyed it ever since, repeatedly returning for more and more interesting posts, particularly about Music and the American culture...

This post from April 4th 2005, almost exactly 3 years ago seems to be a turning point for you. Perhaps you should read back over your own blog archive to remember why you do it and to source new inspiration?

I'd like to say that it is blogs just like yours that have inspired me to create my own blog all about new music. (find it at -

You write nicely and are always informative and interesting.

I hope you keep it up and don't let it fade. Sometimes its difficult to know whether what you write is having any desired impact, but please know that it is. Even all the way over here in the UK!

Keep it up and I'll keep coming back for more.

All the best.