Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The rest is silence ...

(Spurred on by Groanin’ Jock – this is my last post…) and ab - the end is nigh)

The premise:

If the blogosphere were coming to an end 24 hours from now, what would your final post be? Would you go out with a bang, or as softly as a whisper? Would you say “goodbye and good riddance” and give us the virtual finger? This is your chance to make your mark on the blogosphere.

The post:

I started this blog 18 months ago, because I had the time, because I thought I might have something to say, and because I could. Now, I’m totally addicted – not just to the writing, but to the ability to make friends here and on the other side of the Pond. I think I write more slick prose than I did – and so turn out what are in effect blog posts for the local paper with alarming ease. (People are beginning to talk about them). I am aware that what I write will be read by at least some people whose own writing I admire – so I don’t want to let them, or myself, down.

And I find that I’m better known as an English teacher now than I ever was when I was stuck in a classroom. I’m grateful to the people who comment approvingly about the ideas I post, and enjoy the thought of the lessons I enjoyed being used elsewhere.

Finally, of course, there are the friends who never bother to phone to find if I’m still alive, because they know exactly what I’ve been up to and what I think about it. So maybe it’s a conversational death-knell, but golly, it’s been fun. I shall have to go back to playing Medal of Honor and write more poems - though how will you know? If I don’t meet you in this life, readers of mine, there’s always the hereafter...

The blogosphere is dead – long live the blogosphere!

Note: Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible…


  1. :)
    The premise of this post disturbed me a surprising amount. Just discovered blogging and the thought of it disappearing makes me realise how much I enjoy it.

  2. Mmm - like a little death, really!

  3. Anonymous8:38 PM

    The Drama Queen lives! Stop your nonsense! Just because some daftie clergy are giving you a hard time don't give up! Your art is the one of communication. Don't bury it! Otherwise, I'll come to Dunoon personally with Laughin' Spam 'n' his gang and give you a good going over!

  4. Anonymous11:25 PM

    You can't stop blogging just when I'm getting into it all!!
    You haven't given up on your diary so why deprive us of your musings?

  5. Anonymous11:27 PM

    I was slower to pick up on this than those intellectuals of my acquaintance. So I will now go and make my last post also, hopefully properly punctuated.

  6. Kenny, Marilyn - it's ok; I wouldn't give up! It's just a sort of tag I took up from some online friends. I'm happy you'd miss me, though!