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.