Friday, January 26, 2007

Comment: How Do I Decide What to Post?

Sometimes I'm conflicted about what to post on this blog. The following are the possibilities as I see them:

1) News stories about "A Day Out with Thomas"
2) News stories about Thomas as a brand
3) Other blog posts about Thomas in general
4) Other blog posts about Thomas in as pertains to a specific child / party / event
5) Web resources about Thomas (that aren't just fronts for selling toys)
6) Other

I always post 2, 3, and 6 when I see them. Per 1, there are LOADS of stories each month in newspapers around the country all saying essentially the same thing, Thomas is coming. If one of them does a particularly nice job of describing Thomas, or why he's special or something, I'll do a post.

Regarding 5 I'll post when I feel it's worthwhile. re: #6 I post because they're unique. The last one, #4 is a judgment call. I don't have a very large readership and very few (no) complaints or critisim, so I don't know if I post too often or not enough. In general if someone seemed to put a lot of time into a post or article, or if there are fun or nice pictures, I'll usually post it.

I hope this settles the vast controversy surrounding how I decide what is blog worthy. Now hopefully our country can get back on track and solve some of the real problems facing us. I'm sorry I've let this distraction go unsaid for so long. I've slain the elephant in the room.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Blog: Thomas Must Die

Open Switch blog had an angry rant (a while back... I just now saw it) about the two, four, six, eight, thomas & friends song being stuck in his head at night. I can relate to the feeling. Anyhow, the thing that's amusing to me are the comments on his blog. He gets a taste of how seriously some grown-ups take their Thomas the Tank Engine. (Rumor has it, that one wacko even keeps a blog about Thomas.... it's a kids cartoon you freak... get a life!)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Site: Dad learns to build smaller tracks

Here's a well written article by a dad who learned his son's favorite part of a track was wreching it:

This train has a limited running time

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Site: Thomas Scrapbooking

Misty Cato Designs has a nice scrapbook about her son and Thomas on her blog. She links to the resources so you can download them too. She mentions Thomas toothpaste... that's a new one for me.