Saturday Night Slice #5 The Guts of It: The Big Fat V Blog

Howdy hobgoblins and hooligans, welcome back to another Saturday Night Slice! And in case you’re wondering about that-there-title, it’s just a tincy-wincy ref to Frank Miller’s The Big Fat Kill from his Sin City graphic novels (which is a great read I must say). Tonight’s blog is my 5th blog, so I’m gonna be short and sweet with ya’ll. I’ll be talking about the journey so far in the blogosphere and where we go from here!

And stick around after tonight’s Guts of It for news on next Saturday night’s blog!

What The Blog?!#@!

First let me say, thank you, to everyone “liking” or “commenting” and just giving general-all-around-good-feedback about the blog thus far. You know who you are, and I love all you guys’ support and your input. As I branch out locally to find writers of like-mindedness, it’s nice to know I’ve already found some here in Blogtopia.

Second, I want you to know that if I’m following your blog that I try to be as proactive and on top of what’s happening in your neck of the woods as I can. There’s a lot of blogs and bloggers out there and before getting into a debate of whose got a better blog than who, I’ll just say for the blogs I follow, your blogs, are of my taste…and I’m a picky eater! 

And Finally, my format…

Some of my friends say they want “more of my opinion” in my blogs, alluding to how short my blogs actually are and lacking in my “personal thoughts.”

What do I say to this???

I think each blog has a voice and an audience it is trying to reach. What I want from mine is simple: I want you to have a blog to go to (this blog) that is quick and to the point. Insightful? Yes. Fun? Absolutely! But lengthy? Hardly.

Look, we’re just starting this conversation (you “the reader” and me “the writer”) and well, I don’t want you to have to commit too much of your time to me (yet). I mean, that would be like going on a first-date with some guy/girl who wouldn’t shut up about their views on pottery barns? the Kardashians?! or why Bruce-Campbell-is-a-f*#%ing-god!!!…but I digress…

For now, and the foreseeable future, you can count on Saturday Night Slice to be the place you can visit to tantalize your thoughts. The secret-weekend-bizarre-fix you take while between drinks with your friends, doing your taxes, or downloading your black-market copy of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. 

Next week, the Guts of It opinion blog will discuss the other more ancient forgotten arts of storytelling: audio-readings. We’ll also be answering questions and responding to comments from the week.

Until then have a great weekend! And we’ll see you back here next week at 8 pm (EST) for another Saturday Night Slice!

5 thoughts on “Saturday Night Slice #5 The Guts of It: The Big Fat V Blog

  1. Hey Matthew (Matt?)

    Saw that you had liked and couple of my posts and had been meaning to stop by. Nice to meet you.

    Yeah, there are all sorts of “rules” for blogging, the first of which it would seem both of us are breaking: a good blogger posts at least twice a week.

    Can you imagine? I think the difference is that we’re writers first, bloggers second (or at least I am. I guess I’m being rather presumptuous having just met you). Point being, do whatever you want to do with this blog because it’s yours. Once you start catering to everyone else, it starts losing it’s fun.

    Oh, and it’s been awhile since I’ve been on the dating scene, but I think I would have a hard time with some woman talking endlessly about either Pottery Barn or the Kardashians. Bruce Campbell on the other hand? Well, we might have a love connection.

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

    • Hey Paul!

      Hahaha yea, I just had to give a “clearly” one-sided-male-driven-conversation example, in regards to Bruce Campbell. Matt or Matthew, either is fine, and totally agree about the formatting on both fronts:

      1) A blog that has that “personally-tailored-feel” really does resonate better than a formatted one. I mean, at the end of the day, that’s why we read them… for that person’s voice! 2) and yes, I am a writer more than a blogger, so I guess the twice a week venue feels too oppressive for my bohemian lifestyle j/k.

      Ironically, the first blog I began following was your blog! It seemed to be a blog that really showed a clear time line on your writing pursuits and how immersed you had become in networking with publishers as well as fellow writers of the genre. I had been meaning to comment on yours as well, but had been waiting on the right post to do so, while I get my blogger’s sea legs. I think your “One Year and Counting: 6 lessons marking my blogoversary” was the very first blog I read and aptly timed for me!

      • I was the first blog you followed? That’s awesome. And thanks for your kind words about what I’ve done there. It has definitely been a learning curve. Look forward to getting to know you and your work better.

  2. I have not read all of your posts, but from what I have read, you write in a distinctive voice. Whether or not it is overtly personal in the sense of knowing you wear mismatched socks or whatever, that’s a different thing. For what it’s worth, I find the voice, format, and humor in your posts engaging and unique.

    My blog started out pretty formal. It told some personal anecdotes, but in a colder-talking-to-strangers kind of way. Over time my voice in the blog has relaxed, and become more informal and warmer – more like I really am. I’ll be reaching the one year mark next month, and have done about one post a week (breaking one of ’em “rules” Paul mentioned!). It’s been amazing to meet like-minded people. And such fun! I’m very glad you decided to start a blog.

    I’ll be back for my “secret-weekend-bizarre-fix.” 🙂


    • Haha! That’s funny Aniko, I actually did have a short phase of wearing mismatched socks (one black + one white = Matt just being weird), but that is most indubitably another story…

      Thank you so much for the compliments! Blogging has become a creative outlet for me in its own sense and reading you guys’ blogs, hearing your feedback, has had its own great rewards.

      *I think I’m totally gonna have to try episode 1 The Guild now, just for sh*ts&k*cks

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