I’m Back, and Thank You

Back in the Hutong
Writing Proposals
2239 hrs.

Yeah, okay, I’ve been away for a month, and I’m not going to get defensive about it, but I will apologize.

I love this blog and I’m very attached to its growing number of readers, but this is actually our busy season, and I’m sure you will understand when I say that there are times where the choice comes down to taking care of the clients and taking care of this blog, the clients must invariably win.

That means I’ll have to take an occasional hiatus, but it also means this blog will remain unencumbered by advertising.

In fact, in appreciation of you all sticking with me through these dry spells, I’ve taken some action.

You may have noticed I’ve booted Google off the site, and I’m seriously considering pulling those annoying little Amazon postage stamps off of the border as well. After all, I talk plenty about what I’m reading and why in the Peking Review, but I do it out of a desire to share discoveries, not to send you traipsing over to Amazon and putting money in my pocket.

By the grace of the Big Guy Upstairs, I can afford to run this blog and buy my books out of pocket, and frankly, I respect my readers too much to subject them to annoying advertising.

I’ve also gone ahead and created new (and somewhat more helpful) categories for my entries. If this screws up any permalinks, let me know – iBlog (the software I use for Silicon Hutong) is kind of funny that way.

So thank you for staying with me, and let the wordflow resume…