From our beginning back in January 2013 through yesterday, Killing Time has now generated over 3,000 posts (all of which are available to peruse in our archives). Quite honestly, I never thought that this little project (which I started to keep my tiny little bit of sanity during the darkest time of my life) would have lasted this long. Less than three years later, we’re passing the 3,000 post mark. Next month, the main site will pass 400,00 hits. WordPress doesn’t really do a stellar job of giving you an idea of how many people are actually viewing your things across all platforms, but there are nearly 9,000 people following KT through http://justkillingti.me, our Facebook page (facebook.com/KillingTime2014), and our Twitter handle (@sleeplessdave….yes, the site hijacked my Twitter acccount). There are more following on Path and Google + and Pinterest, but WordPress doesn’t give me feedback about that. The point is, it started out as just a way to discipline my writing and to escape reality. Now, it’s become a part of my daily life and a way to share the geekery I love with the friends I’ve made through KT and continue to make.
I want to thank each and every follower, all the commenters, and the awesome people whose blogs I’ve discovered through writing my own. You will never know the part you’ve played in helping ME just by dropping by to argue Star Wars minutiae. I love getting feedback, so if you feel like dropping me a line on any of the platforms, please do so. It’s a ton of fun discussing movies, TV, games, and all the shared interests we have. If you have any ideas for improvements to the site, new features, or any suggestions at all, I always want to hear them. Recently, the time I have available to work on the site has shrunk dramatically, but I promise I will try my best to get at least one thing up here a day (most days). My sincere thanks for being a fellow Time Killer, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to and discuss in the months ahead. Thanks, you crazy little geeky wonders, you.
Greetings, Time Killers. The storm that smacked us Friday knocked out power to half a million people in my area and it appears my neighborhood is the last on the list to get power restored. Frustrating, but not much I can do. I did have to attack the sentient creature that had been born in the blasted Hellscape of my fridge. Twas an epic struggle and I emerged nauseous and triumphant. So at least nothing is threatening to displace me as Lord of Apokolips. I will keep trying to update the Twitter and Facebook KT pages (@sleeplessdave on Twitter and Facebook.com/KillingTime2014) from my phone.
Hi, all. I just wanted to pop on the laptop I am borrowing in the house where I have taken refuge, to let you know that site updates may be spotty for a few days. Huge thunderstorms hit the mid-Atlantic region of the States last night. There were several lightning strikes in my neighborhood, trees struck, the power is not expected to be back for days, but thankfully no one was hurt. I can try to keep updating the Twitter and Facebook KT pages (@sleeplessdave on Twitter and Facebook.com/KillingTime2014) from my phone. I’m sorry, but not too much I can do about it. When I get back home, blowtorch out whatever has grown in the fridge, and get the wireless working again, we’ll be back up to speed.
Greetings, Time Killers, I just wanted to drop in and say that I’ve greatly increased KT’s presence on Twitter. You know the Facebook page (facebook.com/killingtime2014) gets everything this page does plus extra stories that I don’t really have anything to add to and do not particularly want to rewrite. Now that same extra coverage (as well as everything from the page) will always be on KT’s twitter feed (@sleeplessdave). Ideally, I should have created a Twitter feed for KT that was not originally my own, but then we picked up 1200 Twitter followers in six days this week and that no longer seems a tenable option. So if you are a Tweeterer (not a word, should be), follow us there.
PS – I will now say what I said on both Twitter and Facebook already today which is that I hate every one of you who helped Angry Birds to #1 at the box office. You realize you just created a franchise, maybe even a shared universe of handheld gaming movies that we’ll never be rid of EVER! You, YOU, are the reason we’re getting a Tetris Trilogy! IT’S ABOUT SHAPES FALLING FROM THE SKY! HOW IS THAT A MOVIE??? LET ALONE THREE?? MADNESS!!! CATS ARE LYING DOWN WITH DOGS, CLOCKS TURNING BACKWARDS, AAAAARGH!
Greetings faithful fellow time killers,
I just wanted to pop in with a word and note about how things are going with me in my wanderings and how-in turn-that will impact the site. I’ve been in the Richmond area the last week and this next week will see me journey north to Maryland and then to Ohio, where I’m going to stay for a yet-to-be-determined time. Call it soul rehab if you want. I spent half a decade watching my best friend die and doing it on no sleep for a lot of it. That kind of bill demands paying one day and I’m fortunate enough to have time and people who care about me to help me try to super glue my already-oddly shaped mind back together. get some physical rest, change my location so I’m not constantly reminded by every house plant and light-switch plate by how much I miss my wife. I’ll also take some side trips to see friends I’ve been unable to see for a long time. I have my stoic canine companions in the passenger seat of my sensible family sedan, and we’re going to roam a bit after the initial adjustment and settling in period.
Ok, right, the site. The site was a tool I used to discipline myself to do something every day at least once that had nothing to do with cancer. Now that my wife is gone, I’m going to mostly try to sequester life thoughts and progress on Rebooting Dave to the Thursday Killing Time column. My promise to have something up once a day is on hold. I’m going to have travel days. I’m going to have days when I’m too messed up to care and I want this blog to be something that helps me heal, and hopefully provides you some entertainment. In other words, I don’t want to resent it as an obligation. So if I go dark a day or two, don’t panic.. You can always say hey on Twitter @sleeplessdave or on the KT Facebook page at facebook.com/killingtime2014. Thank you again so much for all the kind words and messages readers have left. It does mean the world to me and there will be less whining and more general silliness and time scabs the whole mess over.