I was over at The Bug’s blog just now and she was posting about it having been a year since she started blogging. I suddenly wondered how long I’d been on here and, amazingly, it turns about I’ve been annoying the internet with my nonsense for about 14 months.
To mark this non-occasion, I thought I’d look back over my posts and choose my five favourites (to date).
1 - It took quite a while for me to start getting comments from people other than Don't Feed the Pixies, but I think it started to take off around the time I wrote this in response to someone's post on the nature of religion and God and whatnot.
Shopping for God.
2 - This second one is going to form the basis of my next Toastmaster's speech project. We have to go to work, but I don't see why we shouldn't have fun. The Puritans and Victorians have a lot to answer for with their joyless approach to work.
The Artist Whistler and the Babycakes Challenge.
3 - This one was the first of three that I did about my good friend PJ. I'm pleased with how this post came out. It was one of those rare instances where the thing practically wrote itself.
4 - This one came to me as I was travelling to Cwmbran in Wales for a meeting. I was just going to write it from my own point of view, but then I had the brainwave of writing my journey through the eyes of people I met. Having this angle suddenly made the whole thing much more fun to write.
The Woman in Beige.
5 - Harold. I suppose this counts as lots of posts really but, considering that this tale of innocent demons, talking monkeys and whatnot came about purely as a result of a creative writing game, I'm amazed at how people have come to enjoy it each week. I've certainly enjoyed writing it and would never for a moment have dreamed when I started blogging that it would be this much fun. All of Harold can be found here.
It's been a great 14 months and I've met loads of interesting, funny, creative, thought-provoking people out here on the interweb.
Thanks to all who come here and read!