Yes, I’ve received your emails…and comments…and Facebook posts. And I agree, my blogs have been, let’s just say, lacking. While I admit to getting on Ophelia‘s tail about keeping up on her ‘blogging’ I, myself, have left my lil He Said blog space somewhat dusty. I promise it’s not without reasons, many of which you probably won’t care about. My absence of blogtivity these past few months on HSSS.TV isn’t because I haven’t been in front of the computer. Hashem knows that’s not the case. Try tearing me away from Facebook or Twitter and see what happens. But, that comes easy for me because social media is a huge part of my work. I’m online every day, all day. Now, add to that a twice-weekly talk show, PRing clients, other print & online writing gigs, being at The Center six days a week, working with Stonewall Citizens Patrol and countless other social & charity events and fundraisers, and well, Aaron’s just a busy boy. Realistically though, if I focused as much attention on this blog as I do sassing up my status updates, I wouldn’t be fielding the hate mail and the point of this post would be moot. So, perhaps an intervention is in order. Not in that A&E cameras following your every move for an ambush reality show sorta way. Just more a, “betch needs a tech-free vacation” way. Some call it going off-line for a while. I’m calling it an Inter(net)vention.
But I can already tell you that in the time it took me to write that first ‘graph, I also posted three news stories to my FB wall, had an IM chat with a business colleague and responded to a few “@” mentions on Twitter. See, it’s hopeless. Thankfully, I’m an excellent multi-tasker – when I put my mind to it, anyway. And, I’d be remiss not to mention that I actually have been blogging, every week as a matter of fact. I was tapped by San Diego Magazine to pen the weekly blog Out (in San Diego) that I’ve been really focused on. That, and contributing to the mag’s 50 People to Watch feature in this month’s issue. The blog itself is actually a pretty big deal because, to our knowledge, it’s the first regular LGBT-focused blog from a mainstream city publication in the US. My blog – out every Friday – is a GLBT Perspective on Life After Harvey, covering everything from restaurants and radio to celebs, politics and, you know, pretty little things.
And, while I hit up FLUXX nightclub this weekend to celebrate this year’s 50PTW honorees (including one of our community’s prominent heroes Joseph Christopher Rocha) and others head over to THIN for the Young Professionals Council’s Burlesque event to benefit the Center, I’ll most certainly be thumbing away on my mobile checking-in, posting pics & twatting like it’s some sort of 3G life support device.
But that’s me. I’m content to remain online because I want to be connected, to learn, grow and share with others. Do I really need an Inter(net)vention for that? Nah. Now, if you see me trying to squeeze my iPhone up a vein, then by all means.
Wait, do they have wifi in rehab?