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    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Sunday, August 20, 2006

    unrequited dichotomy

    It’s a tale of two blogs: this one and haikupoet.com. The latter started out as an outlet for three haiku poet friends who sought to inspire one another to write a haiku a day. With the inevitable hiatus here and there, I’m delighted to say that we’re still at it, and that many more have joined our ranks. The former is more of an on-line journal of miscellaneous rants, ramblings and pseudo-literary utterances. By this definition it includes the haiku that I post to the haiku-specific blog, but because of its longer history it has a completely different readership. I often ask myself if this duplication is necessary. I’d like to solicit the thoughts of those who read this blog. Please comment or contact me via the form on the upper left-hand side of this blog. And thanks!

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Joefish said...

    I'm all in favor of keeping this blog alive. I like the (slightly) more complete picture of you it presents.

    2:23 AM  
    Blogger jonny-no-stars said...

    Having read Joe's point, I agree with it.

    Before I did that, however, I had gone away and come back and thought: 'I like the way this one is put together. I like the variety that might not otherwise be there were you to change it.'

    10:01 AM  
    Blogger Trena said...

    i hope i don't have to vote for one over the other. i read both religiously.

    just as i read more than one newspaper, more than one genre, fiction and non-fiction, etc ...

    i like the word 'unrequieted' although i think the two blogs do ,in fact, reciprocate in that the two readerships offer two different perspectives to represent a greater understanding and/or question.

    solipism functions very nicely here...and there...

    6:15 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    All - thank you for your comments. I like the idea of a blog as a grab bag of random thought droppings. I also like the idea of a blog with a very specific purpose and audience. I'll continue to keep them both.

    10:38 PM  

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