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Done Boinging

Whew. My two week stint as Boing Boing guestblogger is over…I was on from May 18 – May 31, 2009.

My twenty-five posts branched into about 750 comments—most of them nice. Thanks, Boing!

Just to have the posts safe in one place, I’m saving them (without the comments) as a single page , here on my site. The originals, with comments, used to be on the Guestblog archive at BoingBoing—but that link’s dead now, you’d need to seek out an Internet backup site to see it.

Now to get back to writing Jim and the Flims! As I mentioned in one of my Boing posts, I have the idea that the King of Flimsy’s castle should look like a geranium that I painted. To help me get going on the next chapter, I’m now working on a second painting of a really big geranium with little people on it—this is just a detail of the picture, there will be other stuff going on in the foreground. I’ll show you the whole painting when it’s done.

It’s good to back home in the comfort of my own blog.

6 Responses to “Done Boinging”

  1. MarcL Says:

    Welcome back.

  2. Adam Says:

    Well done guest blogging!

    Boingboing has always struck me as interesting, because in some ways it is a sub-culture and appeals to particular sub-cultures, yet the readership is so wide these days, it really is more of a mainstream publication. And I would imagine writing for it is difficult, because that sort of thing would always creep into the back of the mind.

    I for one love blogging because I can spout off whatever’s on my mind, without (much) hesitation. But I guess it’s pretty ridiculous to lament the “changes” in blogging, a recent, timeline format…

    but anyway, yes, welcome back.

  3. Alex Says:

    You must be be exhausted! I had trouble keeping up, just reading the posts and comments…
    Lots of great stuff as usual. I’m sure you’ll get more readers of this blog and your books because of it. I’m waiting for my copy of Hylozoic to arrive in the post any day now.

  4. Rudy Says:

    Adam, yes there’s a huge difference in the feel of blogging on BoingBoing and blogging here on Rudy’s Blog. My site gets about a hundred thousand visits in a good month, while Boing gets perhaps thirty times that many, that is, three million.

    Most of the people reading Rudy’s Blog are here because they like my work or are interested in the kinds of things I talk about…and at Boing they’re there for all kinds of different reasons.

    So I did see a few comments on my Boing posts where people wouldn’t really understand where I was coming from—they’d take what I said overly seriously—or maybe they’d want to argue, rather than playing with the ideas—or they might assume that I had no actual knowledge of the topics I talk about. It was a little stressful.

    But I’m glad I did it, and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to reach so many people.

    Re. the comments, I’m kind of thinking about an SF story where people have telepathy and trolls are commenting on all of some poor guy’s thoughts…

  5. Alex Says:

    Following up on your Boing Boing CA Blog

    I found a great CA program here

    http://golly.sourceforge.net/

    Zooming in and out with the mouse wheel is great fun!

  6. DIANNE Says:

    RUDY, WHILE READING YOUR WRITING ON BOING BOING, I CAME ACROSS THE WILLIAM ROOD CREATION AND FOUND IT REALLY FUN TO WATCH. HE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO RETURN A REPLY TO MY EMAIL COMMENTING ON IT. THANKS FOR SHARING!


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