Monday, May 28, 2018

Where's Rob?

Well, I'm right here, actually.  But obviously I haven't been posting much new material lately.

And I totally missed the fact that I recently posted my 1,000th post since starting the blog in 2012.  Yeah, 1,000 posts!  I was going to celebrate my 1,000th post, but I've blown past it and it says that I've actually posted 1,009 times by now (not counting this one).

Of course, that's a little misleading.  That includes all posts, including quite a few re-posts (like my last post), not to mention some guest-posts and even some really short, quickie "filler" posts without much written content (yes, not all my posts are 15,000 word epistles).  I have to say too that those guest-posts are a fair amount of work for me, I think being an editor is maybe harder than being a writer.  

Anyway, as to why I haven't been posting much, well, a few reasons.  For one thing, since I haven't been to Vegas since last Christmas, I've pretty much run out of material.  Now I do have notes (written and voice) for trips and sessions going back like four or five years and if I dig hard enough, I can rummage thru those old sessions and crank out a post.  But obviously if there was a really great story from an old session I would have written it up by now (the really great stories get written first, generally).  Oh, sometimes when I'm mining for stories and listen to my old voice notes I come across a long forgotten gem, or find a hook to make session worth talking about, but that's the rare exception.

I guess the other thing that is keeping me from writing much is that when I do post something new, I haven't been getting much feedback lately.  I suppose that's a function of having already used up all the best material.  But even when I have something new and what I think is entertaining, sometimes all I hear is crickets.

Which leads me to think that maybe you're all getting tired of the same old, same old.  

I dunno, but when I put all the time and effort I do into mining for post, then sitting at the PC for hours trying to make it the best possible post it could be, and then realize that I'm going to end up feeling like I'm just writing into a great void, it doesn't motivate me much to do the next one.

But the good news I'm off to Vegas in a week and I should get some new material then.  I hope.  I plan on doing Vegas a little differently than I have in the past (more on that in the future) so we'll just have to see.

Maybe I've just got the blahs.  But I tell you, there's nothing wrong with me that sitting across the table from a crazy lady showing lots of cleavage and saying outrageous things wouldn't cure.

Speaking of cleavage, I had originally intended to celebrate my 1,000 post with a few choice graphics of the kind my blog is famous (or infamous) for.  So I'll do that now.  This will be a mix of pics I've used before and new ones.  And maybe a few that I'm not sure which is which (it's hard to keep track at this point).  If I had a prize to offer, I would consider making it a contest, which of the following pics are reprints and which are new?  But since I have no prize, I won't do that.  Just enjoy.

Happy 1,010th post, everybody.











30 comments:

  1. Rob, I enjoy every post. Old, new, filler, or other. I don't reply often enough, like many of your readers I'd guess. but I do appreciate all the work that goes into cranking them out.
    Congrats on 1,000! May your next trip have as many premium pairs as this post!
    Bill

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  2. Keep up the good work Rob, look forward to reading your new posts and I'm sure I speak for all of the readers when I say that you're hard work is very much appreciated.

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  3. When do you arrive in Vegas?

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    1. If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

      Nah, not really. Sunday, June 3.

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    2. I'm flying out at 830 pm that night / if you get in early enough let me kbow

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    3. Ugh....probably be ready to hit a poker room at around 9pm. Sorry. Will you be back?

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    4. Well, I am PLANNING to still be there then. Hope we can meet up.

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  4. Nice series of pics!

    Love the posts both old and new...

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  5. Keep up the good work Rob. As the others are saying, we appreciate the effort you put in and the interesting stories. I am in Vegas 14-21 if you are still around.

    Paul

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Assuming I still have money left, and I haven't lost it all to crazy Brits, I will be there then. See you then!

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  6. Just had to say that I read every post. Your writing style is awesome.

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    1. Wow, that's very much appreciated, Mark. Thanks.

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  7. Thanks for your 1010 post that keep us entertained over the years.

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  8. Same here Rob, I read 'em all. #1 on my "lunchtime reading" bookmark list. Well, previously #2 until a certain blog went private! HA HA!

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    1. Thanks. I know, there's no way I can match the drama queen himself!

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  9. Congrats, Rob! I've been pondering if blog popularity in general has been on the decline due to YouTube poker vlogs taking off end of 2016. What do you think?

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    1. Thanks, Ace.

      Yeah, I'm sure the competition from vlogs has affected the written blogs. This is old school and everyone is looking for new and exciting and different.

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  10. Congrats on #1,010 post. Hope Vegas treats you well this summer with a number of wins and women says that we will read about later.

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    1. Thanks very much, Dale. I would love to score some great (winning) poker stories and some woman saids!

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