Friday, October 17, 2008

472nd Post - (Nearly) Back to Reality!

This is the last day of our vacation. We go back to work on Monday the 20th.

I am not writing on my BlackBerry. I am instead at a local cap site in River John, Nova Scotia. It is the village library, actually. I will write her for a spell, check out a couple of websites I have been neglecting, and wander around the library a bit. It is a small library, so my wandering will not take very long.

Our last day off has been very lazy for both of us. We both slept in today and remain bleary-eyed this afternoon. We thought that if we didn't get out of the house, our sloth and indolence would take us over completely.

I see that "adsimba" has been reading my blog, and has been kind enough to reply to some posts. I have been replying to some of those comments. I hope that you continue to read and enjoy the blog, and that you get as many of your friends and colleagues as possible in Southern California to read the blog, day in and day out.

Some of you may be wondering why I continue to update the blog even when I am on vacation. Patricia certainly does! Simple question, not that simple an answer. I recall seeing Joan Rivers on television last fall. She was in Halifax doing a couple of shows at the casino. She was asked about her blog on her website, and why she updates it so frequently. She replied that she feels a blog must be updated on a regular basis in order for it to remain relevant and interesting to her readers. If not updated regularly, the blog quickly becomes stale and uninteresting, and regular readers will go elsewhere.

I agree with her, not that she cares or anything. I know quite a few people who read this blog every day. It is a regular thing for them to do, like drinking a coffee at Tim Hortons a couple of times a day, going over the sports scores online each morning, or checking their fly upon leaving the washroom.

If I did not update the blog every day, or pert near every day, then I'd quickly lose those readers as they moved on to other things. A blog must be a living, breathing entity, Joan and I believe. To remain one, it needs to be constantly fed by its owner, moi in in this case, Joan Rivers in hers. I do not mind it. I enjoy having a near-daily deadline and usually take a bit of time during the day (breaks, Kevin, breaks!) to think about what I want to write about that evening. Sometimes my imagination is fertile enough to justify multiple blog updates in one day. Consider that a bonus, gentle reader.

As this blog approaches its 500th post, in less than a year of existence, I am reminded of the reasons why I started it in the first place. I wanted a forum to express myself. I wanted to write the kinds of posts that I would want to read if I were just a reader and not a writer of these things. And I wanted a friendly place for these readers to hang out, similar to the message board I quit in the summer of '07 before it went South on me. I hope that I have accomplished these meager goals and trust that you, my readers, agree with me. If you do, and especially if you don't, then feel free to comment on this or any other post. Rest assured that I read all of these comments, and reply to most of them.

All the best.

See you tomorrow.



adSimba said...

awww you mentioned me in your blog, I'm imortalized, I feel honered

adSimba said...

oh and I'm actuially from NoCal, not SoCal, not that it makes that much of a difference from all the way over in "the Scotia"