Tomorrow I am going to meet with friends to talk about blogging. It is not easy to keep writing blogs over time. Some of it might be the knowledge that if you slow down and then stop blogging you may find out no one really cares. I recall a segment in one of Garrison Keillor’s CD’s (it was a tape when I first heard it), The Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra. He talks about hosting a university radio program on classical music. He took it on mostly to impress a girl he admired but had never spoken to. He screwed up his courage and asked her, one day, if she listened to the program and she said “All the time”. The next day the sound engineer told him there had been a transmitter problem and the show had basically not gone out over the waves for several months. And no listener had called in to ask why. In other words, no one missed him.
Blogging, is sort of like that. It might be fun while you do it but when you quit, well, unless you’ve got a special talent or topic or you’re a celebrity, no one misses you. That said, I am happy to share the little I know about blogging with others who plan to use the platform for good things. Their interest has piqued mine. I went so far as to change the picture from a winter scene (it hasn’t been winter for months) to one that looks like Gros Morne Park in Newfoundland at this time of year.
Since I haven’t blogged for so long I need to refresh my memory of how to do things and so will end with a totally unrelated (to the topic above) series of photos. We were on a road trip to Eastern Canada earlier this month. We logged 5700 km in two weeks traveling and sightseeing in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Not long into the trip I started to take pictures of the salt and pepper shakers. Don’t ask me why. I wish I’d thought of it one day earlier as I missed the little white Eiffel Tower set in Edmundston, NB. And so, to the seasonings of the Maritime provinces.
And if there is anyone out there reading this, let me know.