In public response to a private complaint that I don't write enough for this blog: Yes, you are right. I don't.
Mostly there aren't enough hours in the day for everything (and I lost a partially-completed piece on power transmission due to a brief dropout of grid power - how ironic; it's back at square one, since I can't even find the press release again). The amount of reading and research I'm doing are biting into essential activities. I'm not an academic; I don't receive a salary for educational activities, and I have no grant.
In short, this means that I either have to cut back, or find a way to get paid. Getting paid would be the ideal situation, but as I'm an engineer by trade rather than a journalist I don't have many connections to that part of the business world. This presents somewhat of an obstacle.
The Adsense ads won't cut it. Total revenue since I signed up has been a whopping $2.49 (that's no typo), and I'll probably discontinue the ads at the end of this month. Per-click has been amazing (between 15¢ and 33¢ per click) but almost nobody clicks through. I guess there just aren't that many products which appeal strongly to Ergosphere readers. And I have a distaste for tipjars for reasons I can't quite specify.
There's a bunch of stuff I'd love to write about, and my disk is littered with fragments of entries I began and set aside before I could complete them. Many of those are now outdated, overtaken by events (some things move DARN fast). Some other things, like the vehicle design study, are on hold until I can finish drawing the necessary graphics (a slow process given the lousy tools I'm using) and post them (another issue which is not going to happen without an OS upgrade). But I don't see anything getting done this week besides "Peak what?" - too much else needs doing.
There you have it. I can't think of anything to add.
OT: Looks like Blogger just added trackbacks (they call them "backlinks") as an option. I've done what I hope will enable them.
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