All You Ever Wanted To Know About C.F.
Canadian Fermentation has been around much longer than expected when I first conceived the idea. It started with only a vague idea about what I wanted to accomplish. The site began after I moved back to Canada having spent ten years living in the United States, and it had come to my attention that I probably knew more – culturally, historically, politically and in any other way – about America as I did about Canada. This didn’t sit well with me, as I believe an individual should first and foremost know about the nation he calls home. Therefor Canadian Fermentation was born, to drive my personal research into the question, “What is Canada?”, as well as to have a creative outlet for the purposes of thrusting my dark thoughts upon the world.
Most of my initial posts tend towards ‘straight’, and, I believe, have a vastly different voice when compared to what I write now. Currently, if you haven’t noticed, Canadian Fermentation tends towards irreverent humour, satire, observation and pure silliness, with the occasional and rare serious post thrown in. The beginning was much more serious in tone, but quickly degenerated into posts about hookers, the supernatural, and the Cirellean take over of Canadian politics. In other words, it’s meant to be fun.
Often during the fun, though, I do try to make a point. Usually it’s a subtle point, probably too subtle most of the time, but I would rather the fun overwhelm the serious, than have the serious overwhelm the fun. When blogging for no money on one’s own time with no vision of ever making a cent off of the product, then fun has to be the utmost priority.
There have been several times when I came close to packing it in. Regular readers quickly realize that updates are sporadic and seldom. My guess, without actually calculating it, is that I post, on average, 2.5 times a week. What do you expect for free? Still, even with such a relaxed schedule blogging can often feel like a demand on one’s time.
I will usually try to respond to any comments made, with rare exceptions. My comments are always serious, as in I will never be sarcastic or caustic to a reader in comments on purpose, but I will play with comments that are funny. I am also interested in your blog, if you are a blogger so feel free to leave links. Usually links to your site are made automatically through WordPress, but sometimes the links don’t stick, for whatever reason. Feel free to post direct links in comments if you like.