This Blogging Life

Andy Towle and Rex Wockner capture the minute-by-minute insistence of running any kind of blog:

Rex: How many hours a day do you work?

Andy: Generally from like 6:15 in the morning till 7, 8, 9 at night.

Rex: Is your boyfriend OK with that?

Andy: Not really. He'd like me to work probably about six hours less than that but, you know, it pays the rent and it's what I need to do to sort of keep the site going, so, you know, he understands.

Rex: How do we keep up with the flow of information? You and I have similar kinds of jobs. I feel overwhelmed regularly. Do you?

Andy: I feel overwhelmed right now because I'm not reading and I'm doing this interview instead, but, you know, it's how I regularly feel if I'm out or whatever.

It's like there is always a constant barrage of news and things happening, so the struggle to keep on top of it is a constant challenge and I think anybody who's in news these days understands the same thing -- that it's just, you know, like a 24-hour thing and to stay on top of it, you just have to constantly keep reading.

Rex: I left to get on the subway in Queens four hours ago and we went to dinner three hours ago, so I've been offline four hours and you've been offline three hours. That's a long time for us, isn't it?

I haven't had more than a few hours off - barring vacations - in ten years.