Testing, testing. Is this thing on?

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed the sephulchral silence around Collision Detection in the last, oh, two months. That’s because I was hit with a tsunami of work that made it impossible to do anything other than eat, sleep, type, and hang out with my infant son.

The storm has passed, and the blogging is starting again. Though I’ll be intrigued to check my log files and see if anyone is actually reading this thing any more. A while back, I was talking with Cory Doctorow about the need for blogs to keep updating — all! the! time! — to preserve their audiences. He agreed, though he also wondered whether the existence of RSS might help maintain a blog’s readership in the event of a hiatus in publishing. So long as your RSS subscribers don’t delete you from their readers, he suspected, they’ll probably return when you start blogging again.

Heh. I guess I’ll find out!

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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