Until today I did not consider myself a real blogger. Then today I had a quick Facebook conversation with another blogger and she asked me were we going to meet up at the Irish Blog Awards 2008. Holy cow! Me at the Irish Blog Awards? I’m not even a blogger!! OK, I leave pseudonymous comments on blogs and seek the approbation of the big five…whoever they are this week…and I have a few dozen people reading this on a a regular basis. (More on that later.) But me? a blogger?
Then I thought, damn that’s the good thing about blogging. It is accessible to those with the talent / motivation / neurosis and a broadband connection. I blog regularly. I have learned to change the picture on my banner and can now also embed maps and video clips. Ummm. that makes me…a blogger. See you there, glass in hand. After a few nominations to justify coming of course. Now why Damien, did you not have a Best Mental Health related blog and I’d definitely turn up! You could even get it sponsored by Neurofen.
As for the relative infrequency of blogging of late here. I have committed to blogging only at home in 2008. Blogging at work became a real pain in the jacksie with all that work getting in the way. That, and the fact that Richard Delevan freaked me out after I dared to criticize his US election initiative (go get the link yourself!). And so, blogging is restricted to my lovely new refurb’ed 8 year old Dell running Ubuntu 7 – pictured below.
Jobs’ keynote tomorrow? No new sub-notebook.