Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Translator's Incredible Journey

Well, I'm back.

But where, you may ask, has your trusty Translator been? On an exotic and dangerous quest within the farthest reaches of Asia Minor? A journey within the blistering sand dunes of the Arabian Desert? A voyage down the vine-strangled mighty Amazon river?


I've been right here at home. And work. And stuff.

The truth is, on September 3rd, Labor Day, my basement flooded. My computer was in my basement. So, needless to say, Rosetta Rants landed on the back burner for a while. Have I told you guys that dealing with insurance guys really sucks?

Anyway, during my hiatus, I came to realize that I felt unusually liberated. Liberated in the sense that I wasn't expected to post a weird or wacky article about some sort of nasty food or gadget.

That's right. Posting had become a chore.

And we all know that if your hobby becomes a chore, it ceases to be a useful hobby. The hard work might be worth it if I could make some cash. But I know that there is no chance of turning Rosetta Rants into a lucrative money-maker. Everyone and their uncle has a blog, and the work/earnings ratio for blogging is just not what it's cracked up to be.

I truly thank all of you who have become excellent blogging buddies. Jaya, Gerri, Lord Likely, Splantrik, Tom, and everyone else - thank you for your concern and well-wishes. I'll continue to visit your fine blogs when I get a chance. Only I'll drop by as a loyal reader instead of a fellow blogger.

Keep up the great work!

I'm going to spend a nice quiet evening with Mrs. Translator, Girl Translator, and Baby Girl Translator.