I would like to present for you now two competing theories of blogging in the face of an overwhelming workload (hence the title). The theories go like this:
Theory One: A heavy workload is so demanding that blogging becomes impossible. All the resources one might devote to his or her blog and his or her blog-reading audience are tapped by said workload. The blog festers and dies. This is a depressing theory of blogging in the face of an overwhelming workload.
Theory Two: A heavy workload is so demanding that the mind begins to splinter and crack, forging two planes of competing consciousness. One plane struggles to contain all the essential information one needs to handle their workload; this plane is the anal-nerdy plane. The Urkel plane, if you will. Will you? I hope you will. The other plane is spinning overhead, and it’s a disco dance floor replete with bubbles and strobe lights. There, all the random thoughts that fizzle through the Urkel plane land and have a dance party. In times of heavy stress, the dance party is an all night affair. Weird things happen there. This can be very good for a blog. Posts are–much like this one–senseless yet strangely enjoyable.
What will studying for the bar do for The Amateur Gourmet? Will we shrivel and die? Or will we boogie the night away on the dance floor of splintered consciousness, forcing random and strangely enjoyable posts, like this one, on our readers? Will we constantly speak in the royal we? Stay tuned. The party’s just beginning.