Friday, April 22, 2011

Post 1600 - The 1600th Post

It has been a quiet Good Friday around Casa Bevboy.  Patricia had a headache, and I didn't for a change, so I spent time washing the dishes and doing some laundry and preparing dinner.

I had some time to think about the blog.

I read a friend's blog post earlier this evening.  He was once an avid blogger, but today's post was an announcement that his blog is going on some kind of hiatus.  He doesn't have "it" any more, whatever the "it" is.   I suppose "it" is the desire to write in the first place.

I remember the words of Stephen King, who was asked for advice on how to become a writer.  I don't remember the exact wording, but it was along the lines of, "just sit down and write.  Don't come up with excuses.  Don't put it off.  Just write already."

I will never come out and say that I'm a writer.  At best, I am a frequent typist.  Nor am I a journalist with these interviews.  I respect good journalists too much to include myself in their category.  I am a curious person whose primary interest or fetish is in the medium of radio.  I have been lucky enough to have been able to speak to lots of local radio celebrities, with more interviews in the works.

I still pinch myself at my good fortune with these radio folks.  I have been to Don Tremaine's cottage, had lunch with Pat Connolly, sat in the C100 studios with Nicolle Bellefontaine as she was doing a show, been to the K-Rock boardroom so many times they should name a chair after me,  and just heard more behind-the-scenes stories to last me a lifetime, assuming I died tomorrow.  

Bevboy's Blog began when I quit a message board in disgust, over an insult.   I had no idea that I'd still be here, 1600 posts in, with no end in sight.   3 more interviews are in various stages of production.   Others have promised me to sit-downs.   People are saying it's an honour to be "Bevboy'd".   I am not sure what to say about that!

I guess, if you want me to put it that way, that the state of the blog is good.  I'm still committed to writing something for the blog, every single day.  I want this to be a place that people will want to spend a few minutes reading every day and not think it was a waste of time afterward.

I have said it before.  I'll say it again.  At 1600 posts, I feel I am just getting started.  I will be at this for a long time.  I hope you come along for the ride.

See you tomorrow.


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