Does this merging of words get on your nerves? Just checking.
So it came to my knowledge that it was my blog's anniversary. I might have remembered it briefly (even in the midst of all the June birthdays of people I know), but if it wasn't for Miss Alister remembering it too I doubt I'd be doing something about that. I was touched by her sharp memory and thought the blog deserved some kind of celebration.
I'm not sure this post will have any continuity because blogging suddenly turned into an alien thing for me. I still want to do it but I find that I can't. I wonder why I took up blogging in the first place, it's so unlike me - I don't usually think people are interested in what I have to say and it's puzzling how I managed to write assiduously for such a long time. I strongly suspect it was all about the people that were in the blogging journey with me.
I'm still basically the same person - give or take - and my life is fairly similar - yet poorer, without sufficient blogging interactions. You could say I substituted blogging for twitter for a while, but it's not entirely true since I only use twitter to contact with other football fans, so it's a very limited segment of my identity that I'm using there. (Funny the way I choose to segment these parts of my identity, need to look into that probably.) I didn't join Facebook even though people look at me like I'm a social pariah. I'm not against Facebook per se (and I've had profiles in other social networks), I'm more against the fact that it's become so widespread that people forgot there are other ways of communicating and even other social networks. When people tell me: but then you could get updates on my life when I'm living wherever-they're-living-in, I say: well, don't you have email or phone or can't you tell me about those things face to face? It's one of those trends that I hope will go away (though I don't think it will...), like that strange woman that thinks she's Madonna's reincarnation (even though Madonna isn't dead yet) or that Canadian kid with the mushroom hair that my cousins scream about. I'm not giving away any names! ;)
This is the post that I really didn't want to be about why I'm not blogging but couldn't really be about anything else. So apologies all round (to the 2 or 3 people reading this) and let's celebrate this 6th year, without pretending that I haven't blogged for a year. I know a cheater when I see one. Have a drink of your choice. I'm having tea because it's the middle of the afternoon.