12 October 2013


As usual, I could do with a sub editor who would check over copy before I hit the publish button. I was so long away from blogging I had forgotten the br code that allows for paragraph formation which led to a long ramble on "The Widgeting Hour", now corrected.

Worse, a comment left on "Detectives Beyond Borders" has a mistake which is uncorrectable without going back again to apologise and explain. Frankly, I'm past caring as typos are useful in their own way and could offer some teacher somewhere the opportunity to ask students what the problem might be.

Blogging is not what it used to be. I don't feel any sense of making something new or important. Why even bother to mention that we went today to a plant sale where we chatted with other gardeners and came away with a few treasures that will fill the blank spots both out of doors and in the conservatory? I've just taken to uploading interesting links on Twitter, short, efficient with next to no possibility of wittering on and making typos.

So why blog?

It remains to be seen if this format is seriously out of date...


Blogger David T. Macknet said...

Meh - there are questions of audience, of course, when considering any writing. If your blog has a particular target audience and isn't reaching that audience, that's one thing. If it's for your own benefit, that's a whole different story.

As to being out of date, I'd ask, "so what?" Journals are "out of date," as are hard-copy books in some ways. But people still read printed works, and still write journals.

10/14/2013 6:34 pm  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...


I seem to have got a second wind today and settled into a post about Alan Glynn's latest noir thriller "Graveland".

10/14/2013 6:51 pm  
Blogger David T. Macknet said...

So, have you relocated your blogging, then? To WidgetingHour?

10/14/2013 7:16 pm  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

I've had that literary blog for quite some time. It was started separately, just to give a sense of space and distance from the nuts and bolts pieces I write here.

10/14/2013 7:49 pm  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home