Laurel Street Blog

Let’s Not Call It A Vacation

Posted on: June 24, 2009

Let’s Call it a Tour of Duty.

Loyal Friends, I’m on a deadline. Not just any deadline… but one of those looming guillotine kind of deadlines.

I’ve thought a bit about this post, and a bit about my past.

Once asked by a co-worker, “Are you a blogger?” I responded, “I was a blogger before blogging was cool.”

And in a surprising show of zinginess my intern shot over a cubicle, “Blogging was never cool!”

To which I said, “HAHA HAAA HAA…

…You’re Fired.”

OK – Kidding! I actually appreciate a well timed ‘zinger!” But the substance was  true. I was a blogger when blogger was still called Pyra Labs, ahem… in the 90’s. One of my first employees made his MSM appearance in the first New York Times article that ever described a ‘blog.’

Jonno went on to go ‘pro’ with Gawker, but I let my original blog become a ‘ghost ship’ while I went on to start-up a few interactive agencies around town.

Which brings me to today. I have been LOVING my new blog – and especially the online company I keep – but for the next few months, I’ve got work on my mind, almost exclusively.

My New Years resolution to cook every night has been clipped as well (I’m not home early enough to cook for a while). And I’m not taking on home projects each weekend like I did before.

So. I’ve got about two months to get through – well let’s say – the soul challenging deadline. But it’s a very important project. For me, and for New Orleans. It deserves my full attention.

I’ve thought about this post for quite a while and knew it had to be done – I wouldn’t want anyone to think LaurelStreet is one of the “Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest.” I’ll be back, in a bit.

In the meantime, I’d like to direct your attention to my two NOLA blog buddies who far surpass me in wit, depth and style: the inimitable Valorie (hey neighbor!) who IS the Visual Vamp and the (too) talented Mitchell Setton from Optimism and While Paint fame.

See you after the jump!


P.S. I’ll still be tweeting by usual brand of snarkiness – come and follow along with LaurelStreet on Twitter!

2 Responses to "Let’s Not Call It A Vacation"

We’ll miss you…but hope to see your happy face and witty posts soon!

Thank JJ! Don’t worry I’ll still blog stalk you!!!

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Well, hey there. I'm Nathan and this is the Laurel Street Blog. It's a place for talking about design, decor and DIY (with small amounts of snarkery snuck in). I'm a pretty restless guy who loves house projects and lives in a 150+ year old cottage on Laurel Street in New Orleans. Since the house always has something going on with it (or falling off of it) I'm subsequently blessed with a never-ending supply of Web content to share. Oh - and you can drop me a line anytime Enjoy!

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