Well, this should have been a post about markers and anniversaries.
About how City Jackdaw has now been flying for six months, and about how my last post was my 100th post. You know the one-that deep, meaningful, reflective piece about the crow carrying a takeaway tray. I am still expecting to make several short lists for that one.
About how fast it has gone, and how I had no idea how it would develop. About how I had no pre-concieved ideas for it, and it just developed naturally, organically. Being a big reader, I thought the books that I read would feature, but it hasn’t turned out that way.
I was going to suggest how our blogs could be an extension of ourselves-hinting at parts of our personalities that are sometimes on show, sometimes buried. Particularly in the case of those who blog anonymously.
I think mine does occasionally reflect my interests and my traits. Sometimes humour, sometimes curiosity, sometimes a sense of spirituality, or a search for meaning, sometimes a glimpse of family life. And often, for balance, pathos.
I was going to go into all of this and more in this post, but relax-you have been saved.
The best laid plans of mice and men. Pride comes before a fall. And any other pearls of wisdom you care to aim my way.
I have lost my internet connection, my telephone line is defunct. I am now sat in the local library writing this, that great bastion of education and escapism. (And really people-use it or lose it, they are closing all the time). I knew I had people waiting for me to reply to their comments, waiting for the next Jackdaw post. Really-I can see you all there, perched on the end of your swivel chairs, poised in front of your screens in frustration-
Where is he? How long has it been? How will he ever be able to top the crow with the kebab house takeaway tray? How do you follow something like that?
I am just letting you know that I am still around, but I don’t know how long it will be until I have full internet access again. I am off to report it now-but you lot came first. See the responsibilty I feel for you all?
Spare a thought, though,for a social animal like myself-I have been unable to Google search, Facebook chat, WordPress post, or anything. It is like living in the Dark Ages.I may have to resort to knocking on people’s doors.
Pray for me, please, pray for me.
(Oh-and one last thing City Jackdaw isn’t-over the top dramatic).