Monday, 22 August 2011
A big thank you and a welcome!
I'd like to say a big thank you! to anyone who has recently started following my blog and anyone who has continued to endure it, especially those who comment on posts. It amazes me constantly that anyone reads this regularly and I am appreciative. If you do meet me please say hello!
A blog is a curiously form of self-expression. I must admit it makes me feel vain and indulgent. Why bother writing? Why not just get out there and get on with life? The urge to write is always there. The letter and diary editors of the past are invaluable in understanding history. I am concerned, especially bearing in mind the high quality of content in some blogs, that we may lose this because digital content is so ephemeral. We are really typing away into nothingness in a sense. All our meanderings and thought are made very impermanent and it worries me that the historians of the future will have no love letters or diaries to pour over. Perhaps we should print out our most popular posts? Not such an issue for me as I don't think my blog merits permanence but some of you out there on the blogosphere should consider it. xxx