Monday, May 17, 2010

Coolness Is Timeless Is Back In Action

It's been quite some time since I've posted on my blog. I'm finally ready to start back blogging. While I did enjoy my time away, I have missed blogging and all my friends here. I did need the rest and the time to concentrate on certain goals I wanted to accomplish. I have been able to achieve some of the things I wanted to do during my hiatus. Some of the other items I am still currently working on.

When I took my break, I wasn't really sure how long I would be away. I had figured at most that I might be gone for six weeks to two months. I never would have imagined I would have been away this long. I heard from quite a lot of people who did miss this blog, as well as my Sugar & Spice blog, and wondered when I was coming back. I was never quite sure. I think I got burned out and overwhelmed with my blogs. It got to be where it felt like a job. It just got to a point where I felt stressed out.

There are going to be some changes. One of the biggest changes will be in the amount of postings I do. Before I was doing a post every weekday, but I won't be doing that this time around. One thing is that I don't want to feel the stress and tension I felt before. Plus I no longer have internet access at my house. I don't have the time and so forth these days to do that many posts. I plan to do around two posts per week. They will generally be posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. They will probably be posted around 9AM Eastern Standard Time. Some weeks I might only do one post on this blog, while other weeks I might do three. Two will be the normal amount for this blog though. The same goes for my other blog as well.

While my blog originally focused on Dean Martin and the Rat Pack, I plan to mix it up this time around. You've noticed that I'm now calling this blog Coolness Is Timeless. That was always part of the previous title, The Dino Lounge: Coolness Is Timeless. I did do posts back then that focused on other men I admire from both the past and present. I covered everybody from Cary Grant to Fonzworth Bentley. I want to do more of that. I plan to still cover Dino and those cool cats this time around, but I want to expand the blog out to share some of my other interests. That's the main reason why I didn't feel it was right to continue to keep the previous title since the main focus would no longer be on Dean Martin. I'll continue to do posts on him and the Rat Pack, but there is so much more I want to post about now. Coolness is truly timeless. It never goes out of style. I have a lot of retro interests, but I also embrace the best of our modern times as well. I want to try to find the right balance between the past and the present.

This blog is a work in progress. This is a time of evolution for this blog. I'm really excited about the future here. I've got some great ideas about what I want to do here. I can't wait to start having fun again. I do hope that all my readers from before will return to read my blog. I've missed all of you. I am sorry for going away so long. I also hope that you will enjoy what I do with this blog. I know things are going to be different now, but I do hope you will stick around. Thanks for all your support, encouragement, friendship, etc. I have appreciated all of it so much. Cheers!

P.S. I hope that you will link to my blog. If you add a new link, please let me know so I can add a link to your blog as well. If you already linked to my blog, please change the title of the link to Coolness Is Timeless instead of The Dino Lounge. Thanks.



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42 comments:

James said...

What a nice surprise when I checked my updates this morning and saw you were back. I always enjoy your posts. I'm looking forward to the new site. Take care.

Bob G. said...

Keith:
Glad to see you swinging back onto the active blogroll again...

Best wishes for continued postings.

Take it slow, take it easy, and always take it "on the rocks"...lol.

KIRAFASHION said...

Keith!

I can't belive you are back! You cannot believe it, but just a few days ago I came here!!! I am linking you back, your return just made my day! It is so nice to meet you again! You are indeed the most cool guy around :)

all my love and kisses for you,
see you so soon,

Kira

Gingeyginge said...

Great to have you back...

Pam@GoRetro said...

Welcome back, Keith! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind comments...and for letting us know you're back in the blogging business. I missed the Coolness is Timeless posts. As you could probably tell, I've had to slow down on the frequency of my posts as well - too busy these days. Hope you are doing well.

ARCHAVIST said...

Welcome back Mr Cool - let's hope we'll get some shameless posing around in sharp suits and martini sipping.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Keith, welcome back! Enjoy!!

Don said...

Welcome back. So cool!

Zuzana said...

So GLAD you are back.;))
I completely understand your reasons from staying away and the changes you are implementing, blogging can be addictive and has to be controlled.;)) Less is more at times.;)
Welcome back.;)
xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Welcome back, Keith!

Fabulous post!

xoxox,
CC

le0pard13 said...

So glad to see you back, Keith! Looking forward to your postings (and I've updated my blog roll). Thanks.

Lizzy said...

Hey!! Welcome back!! I'll wait for the new ideas you have for your blog!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

welcomeback


xoxo

clarabelleblog.com said...

GREAT to have you back! You've been missed

Maggi said...

Wow, it has been a while! Welcome back! I look forward to reading more!

ellie said...

Cool! That you're back.

Erika said...

Welcome back, Keith! You have been missed in the blogging world!! :)

Nic said...

oh I´m so proud of you. so we are both back :-)

thank you for your little stop on my blog.

welcome back.

old man river :-)
how I love this song and I ´m sitting here and listen to Frank Sinatra.

time after time......

see you

Nic

Tights Lover said...

Welcome black. Glad to be reading your blog again!

I know keeping up to a strict blogging schedule can be stressful at times. I've had to take a couple of breaks myself.

AutumnJones said...

Welcome back! We missed you.

Lidian said...

Welcome back! I was so glad to see you in my Google Reader :)

I am planning on posting a little less too, I understand exactly what you mean about that.

lorenabr said...

Welcome back :) great to from hear from you. And take it easy blogging is fun and a time to relax do not stress so much. :) hugs

BINKSY said...

Welcome back...

Kinezoe said...

Hello, Keith. What a surprise! Really glad to see you back. I know what you mean when you talk about your old blog like a job. We need a break sometimes, so the fun can return to us stronger. I like your blog changes. It will be a pleasure to stop by here again. Get luck and cheers!

Coolness is Timeless, of course, you said it! ;-)

Sam said...

Welcome back Keith! It's excellent news to hear you're back! I read what you've written here and I couldn't agree more - it's so important for blogging not to feel like a chore which it can become when there is that pressure to post.

I'm really looking forward to your "new/old" blog here!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Welcome back Keith, it's great to have you back again! I'm really looking forward to your new posts.

Scott (gotankgo) said...

ring a ding - the bar is open and coolness is timeless steps out on the town again

yyam said...

Glad you're back Keith! Hope you're closer to reaching your goals with the break you had. Looking forward to your posts! :)

Darrin.. said...

Right on brother!! Just saw the news on twitter. Blogging does take a lot of time, and one needs a break from time to time. I'm sorta taking a break, and am currently only posting once a week, but will hopefully work my way up to 2 posts a week soon. Anyhoo... welcome back! You were sorely missed!!

M.Lane said...

Very nice to have you back pally! I can't wait to see your new material.

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

M.Lane said...

Oh, also, I loved the O/11 stills and I have listed you on my blogroll. Again!

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

Dominica said...

So glad to hear you are back with us ! Keep up those great posts ! Talk to you soon ! Dominica

B a la Moda said...

Nice to see you back.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Stéphanie said...

I'm so happy you're back !!!
I love this post !
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Audrey Allure said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to read your future posts :)

Robert M. Lindsey said...

KEITH! Good to see you back. Don't kill yourself with posts, just have fun with it. I removed the link to your blog after you were away for a while, but I'll put it back up.

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Syed (dapper kid) said...

WELCOME BACK!! And what a wonderful lot of inspirational photos to start off with. I totally know what you mean about the blogging burn, just keep doing what you do when you can, your posts are always amazing :)

astheroshe said...

wow i just found your blog..and very cool..Glad i can be a follower :)

bish8 said...

GLAD YOU ARE BACK IN THE BLOGGING FOLD. WE NEED ALL THE COOLNESS WE CAN GET!

Java Bean Rush said...

Nice to have you back, Keith. :)

Chris "Mack" Pinto said...

Groovy. Lay it down nice and easy, K. Looking forward to digging your riffs once again. Stop by the Tiki Lounge and have a Scotch sometime: tikiloungetalk.com.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Welcome back! It's always wise to put real life before blogging. I'm starting a blogroll soon and hope we can exchange links!