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To be completely honest, it can be extremely difficult to figure out something to write. Do I write about how much I wish we could have one spring without severe weather? Or do I write another story? Or even answer a prompt from Plinky? I could do something completely different and write about music. But what kind would I write about? It’s a conundrum.
As a lot of you probably already know, yesterday it was announced that ABC has decided to cancel both All My Children and One Life to Live. AMC debuted in 1970 and OLTL in 1968. But what has caused this decline in soap operas? Is the rise in reality shows causing people to abandon the often out there plots of soaps? Would people actually prefer another talk show? Or is it because the women who used to watch soaps are now in the workforce? What do you think?
Watching the CBS Evening News this evening, I saw their story on the rise of teen drug and alcohol use after what they called the “decade of decline.” I quickly realized that they were talking about last decade. As in the 2000s. ‘Did we live in the same decade?’ I thought. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times I heard classmates talking about drugs, alcohol, and how to combine the two. Some were even coming to school high. I guess the real difference is that we were better at covering it up, and what we didn’t manage to hide, the adults around us did. Just had to get that off my chest. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. One more thing: Don’t believe this decade of decline bullshit is the point of this post.
…that it’s probably going to be a little longer until I post my next piece. Sorry! But it’s part of a series (that I really hope people like!) and really need to make sure that I like the names, etc. (since I’m going to be typing them over and over!)! So, anyway, that’s what’s going on.
Also just a little reminder: comments (and constructive criticism) are a blogger’s bread and butter. 😉
I know things have been slow on the posting front. You have my sincerest apologies. I’m working on two new pieces, one of which I hope to post in the next few days. Until then, please feel free to enjoy these nice freshly baked cookies! 🙂