the bad blogging habit

One of the most annoying things that can happen to a blog is to have it reduced, bit by it, to a pointer. The blogger starts branching out into other projects, maybe starts a band or goes into professional writing, and the blog itself starts to lose its personality, become slighter and increasingly ghostly. Eventually the enterprise is reduced to periodic entries apologizing for the paucity of posts, and links to the other things that the blogger is doing. The entries ususally look like this:

Hey guys, sorry about the lack of posting around here. But between the baby and my e-commerce portal I've been so busy that I never get the time to sit down and write a really good entry. By the way, I'm hosting a Poetry Slam at Kickajama's next Thursday, if you're in town you should check it out.
And that's all you get.

All this is by way of saying that I've written another entry for Travels With Greg, my exhaustive account of a six-week documentary shoot throughout Europe.