I came here to tell you I've been blogging for six years, but it turns out it's six years and three days. I started this blog on January 21, 2005. Originally I intended to give you a piece of my mind on a regular basis, but lately my mind hasn't been co-operating. (Perhaps I shared too many pieces.)
Like many writers of now-defunct blogs, I got over the urge to spill the contents of my mind about any and every subject that hit the news. British politics? Let's face it; I really don't know anything about how Parliament works. Except it's cool to hear them shout at each other in proper British accents.
American politics is more my taste, but there's a lot of shouting there too. (Anyone else planning to watch the State of the Union just to see which Republican shouts at President Obama? And whether they can come up with anything more clever than "You lie!"?)
I seem to have grown out of clever. Every once in a while a clever thought enters my brain, usually in the wee hours of the morning, but by the time I have a keyboard in my hand, it's long gone. This is probably due to middle age. Take this as warning, you young bloggers out there hoping to capitalize—err, monetize—on your clever.
It won't last.
One day you'll be gazing at your computer screen (which will probably be some sort of wearable mobile device) and the screen will be blank. Fortunately, your blogging device will feature a built-in camera, so you'll snap a photo of your dog, or some similarly cute animal, and post that in lieu of a blog post.
Like this one:
(Hopefully your camera will be better than mine and won't turn its subject yellow.)
Speaking of clever, Sparky is a very clever dog. In a future post, I'll tell you how clever. Really. Just as soon as I get one of those wearable blogging devices.