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Episode 5283: In which I adopt one child, but neglect the other

 

Robot Bomb

Robot Bomb!

In my desire to make sure Robot Bomb become something worthwhile, I’ve fallen into the habit of ignoring most all else, most directly evidenced in my lack of posting here on T+L, or on TouchGen, or on Indie Clauses, or on Blogcritics (save for that 3-part train wreck in which I offended fans of various bands by not loving the groups as much as they themselves do). My other big writing project right now, my first attempt at a novel, has temporarily been placed in second-class status – frankly, I only work on it two or three times per week, and only right before the deadline each Wednesday (or directly after, when I don’t finish in time).

 

Though my actions haven’t shown it of late, I have no intention of letting this blog end or fade away. Most of the reviews I write from here on out will appear on Robot Bomb, but all other content should continue to be posted here. The plan, eventually, is to move T+L to independent hosting, though I’ve yet to settle on and purchase a domain.

The main point of this post, though, is more to inform the teeming masses of Robot Bomb, not blather on about T+L. So, with that in mind…

 

Robot Bomb. Continue reading

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Humor, Personal, State of the Blog | , , , | Leave a comment

Unto Me A Child Is Born, Part Two

RBI’ve done insane amounts of thinking/brainstorming since first posting about my intentions with Robot Bomb. Here’s where I’m at:

Game Plan:

I think I know what I’m doing. Rather, I know what I’m doing, and I hope it’s correct. Anticipating the various problems and snags in this process won’t be easy, but I’m trying to foresee potential difficulties and ways around them. Thankfully, I’ve got an incredibly valuable resource in Stephen Carradini, editor-in-chief over at Independent Clauses. He’s got loads more experience running websites than I do, so I’ll probably be picking his brain on a regular basis. Continue reading

July 8, 2009 Posted by | State of the Blog, Tech | , , , | 1 Comment

Unto Me A Child Is Born

Not really, not like that. I promise I haven’t knocked up anybody, Chinese or otherwise. This is about a website, or rather, what will become a website.

Yesterday, while mucking about on the interwebs, I decided it was high time I bought my own domain name. Brianmurff.com was an obvious place to start. It’s a good name, a solid name, and I like that I own it. Don’t bother searching to it (yet); at the time of this writing, I’ve just got it redirecting to this blog. Eventually, I’ll put up a clean, snappy little website that will serve as my online resume – what I’ve written, links to my various online works, social profiles, etc. Who knows, I might even make a little video for it. That could be fun. Or disastrous.

Other than that, I went ahead and bought two others. I now own robotbomb.com and rockety.com. The latter is intended as an adjective of sorts, as in, “that’s rockety!” or, “what a rockety website!” I’ve got no idea what I’ll do with that one. In fact, I’m putting it up on auction for now, in case somebody else wants to buy it at a slight price increase.

The other one is what I’m really excited about: robotbomb.com. That’s right: Robot Bomb. Half Robot. Half Bomb. All… shiny? I haven’t quite figured out the third bit yet. Regardless, this is going to be my first shameless attempt at a Website That Makes Money. I’m thinking it’ll be a lifestyle rag with a serious geek bent to it, covering videogames (DUH), tech, music, movies, and nerd gear. Lots of product recommendations, some weekly columns, and maybe the odd video or podcast. That’s the plan, anyway. We’ll see if I can actually make anything of it.

Let me say this: I know it can be a bit of  tongue-twister at first. Robot-bomb-dot-com. Robo-bom-om. Mono-robo-mom. Bo-ro-nom-nom-nom. Rachmaninoff. You’ll get used to it. Or not, in which case it’ll become a site devoted to haiku and limericks, which are nice. Continue reading

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Humor, Personal, State of the Blog | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments