I have received several inquires these past few days from various people/friends who wonder when I have time to blog. Most of these inquires are a way of people saying they’re pissed at me for not calling them, or getting together with them, or chatting with them, or responding to their emails.
Yes, it’s true, I am super-busy these days especially and I can’t really apologize for that. Between work, family, short Ramadan days, three personal projects I am involved with, and the various other insignificant idiosyncrasies of the day such as consumption of food, showering and 5 hours of sleep, there is about 30-40 minutes of free time every day. So, in other words, if I’m as busy these days, as everyone who knows me knows I am, then where am I finding the time to blog?
Hence, this public clarification:
1) At this point in my blogging “career”, writing up a post comes second nature to me. Like brushing my teeth. Technically I have cut down to about 1 post a day from the 3 posts a day average of this time last year. (But I do brush more than once a day)
2) I am a quick writer. Even my longest posts do not take more than 10 minutes to write. My overall daily blogging experience does not exceed 15-20 minutes, but my recent average has been closer to 10. (This explains the incoherent thoughts and the typos that are fixed days later)
3) Some of these posts have already been written a few days before they’re scheduled to be published, in a way that makes sure that readers of the Black Iris will get something new everyday.
So an apology to everyone who I have not called, emailed, chatted with, gotten together with or was generally misled to think that my constant blogging is any sort of indication of me brushing them off. I am genuinely not that kind of creep.
Lastly, and on a similar yet semi-different note: I do NOT moderate comments. I appreciate the emails that ask me what happened to their comments, but there’s no need to go into a 5 page rant about censorship. In all likelihood, my anti-spam plugin has identified your comment as spam (based on common keywords and not your general opinion) and put it in a moderating queue. I approve the messages when I eventually log in to see them.