Saturday, 16 May 2009
Part of the Past - At Last!
Over at the Other Place, Bryan draws our attention to this report. So 'blogging might now be a part of the past'. At last! I've been waiting to hear those words; they are music to my ears. As a dedicated retroprogressive reactionary laudator temporis acti, I was always uneasy about blogging, an activity which seemed to me dangerously futuristic, or at least to smack of the dreaded Present Day - that's why I was so reluctant to start blogging in the first place. Now, of course, I'm loving it - and, reading this report, I'm hugely relieved to learn that blogging is sliding into the past, becoming vieux jeu, a quaint pursuit for the genially out of touch - that suits me just fine. Let them strip-mall the web to their heart's content, Twittering away like Touretters. No mall for me thank you - I prefer to think of my blog as one of those cluttered, old-fashioned shops you occasionally come across, where you can drop in, have a chat with the man behind the counter (he's in one of those pale brown ironmonger's coats of course), look around at leisure, and never know what you're going to find... No actually, the truth is that I prefer not to think about blogging at all - that way madness lies - but just get on and do it.