Thursday, December 20, 2012

Two double O

Drum roll please. The trumpets. 

It’s finally here! 6 1/2 years after having kicked this blog off with a massive bang that shook the very foundations of the blogging universe, I am finally on my 200th blog post. Woo hoo! (Cue gentle smattering of reader applause....)

Ok, to say that it hasn’t been my greatest year in terms of writing would be a massive understatement. I haven’t made any progress on my books since March and to make matters worse I think I’ve stumbled upon another brilliant idea that needs to be put down on paper which makes it a grand total of 3 books now. I don’t even get time to blog, where on earth am I going to find time to write, polish and publish 3 books? Sigh!

I did have big plans to change my style of writing in an attempt to kick start the moving in ever so slow motion blogging train but as all you loyal readers can see, nothing came out of it. So from a massive 63 posts in 2009 (that’s just over 5 posts a month) I’ve dropped down to an average of a post per month in 2012. How the mighty have fallen. Sigh!

The great thing about having your own blog (besides giving you a platform to showcase your substantial creative and literary skills though in my case the substantial part is debatable) is that it acts as a mirror to your life though you realise it only in hindsight. If I did have sharp readers, they would dutifully point out that the recent lack of posts is hence an indication of a larger problem in my life that I need to address. Thankfully my loyal readers haven’t been known to top the IQ charts (What? I know all three of you and come on let’s be real .....) Ok so being honest is probably going to lose me a chunk of my loyal reader base but I don’t like to lie either. I have this feeling that I’m digging a massive hole for myself here. Sigh!

I’m tempted to go the publicity route and make bold claims like 'I will shut this blog down if I am not able to revive this one time hotbed of creativity and humour' but I suspect that everyone will say the sooner the better. So while popular people with mediocre blogs get thousands of readers, this mediocre person with a blog that ought to be popular but has a grand total of three readers will rise like a phoenix from the ashes. The glory days will soon be upon us and the 400 post mark will be ....

Note - Readers, this is where your loud round of applause positively drowns me in emotion. Errr readers? Hello? Anybody there?

Note to self - 200 posts! Self high five!!  


Nefertiti said...

Congrats on your 200th post! took a long time coming, I must say. May be now with you growing old and the blog being no longer relevant or read, it's time to look back, take tough decisions and make a new year resolution...
just a suggestion, to save you from being humiliated by other prettier, smarter, more talented and popular bloggers.

Neil said...

25 is not old!!!!!!!!

Btw I need your help - how do you handle these prettier, smarter, more talented and popular bloggers? :-)

Anonymous said...

Add me in the list..An increment of 1 reader..*high five* :D take care and please do keep blogging...i m reading!

Neil said...

My reader base has gone up to four. Five if I include myself. Woo hoo!