Thursday, June 30, 2011
Karneval der Kulturen.
I could come up with a couple of juicy rationalizations for why I haven't been blogging:
Nothing to write about
My dog ate that page
Dammit, nobody reads it anyway.
But actually it is just out of a laziness, I suppose. Once in a while I think, "I should blog about this, it is cool", but never get down to it.
And then there are the cool alternatives. Twitter is much faster, more concise, instant gratification. Facebook attaches me to people I know and love, and I don't have to think so hard about what I put on FB. Besides, I'm always a better "lurker" anyway. I really enjoy reading the blogs of other folks, even if I don't always comment. And Twitter allows me moments of escapism through my workday, which is fabulous!
What have I been doing? I guess that you could say I've been living my life instead of trying to put it into words. Winter holidays were spent in Curacao having some of the best dives in my life. I've been working on trying to trim down (weight wise). I've not been doing as much photography as I would like. Art exhibitions. Lots of reading and movie watching. And of course... work, work, work.
So why pop up now, Snooker?
Around the corner is the WEBMU (Whiny Expat Bloggers Meet Up). Which I really want to go to. But may I just add that I would feel guilty if I ended up going to a blogging meeting without actually having blogged?
Let's face it, on March 17th I was surprised by an e-mail which said that SnookerInBerlin had a new blog post! Wha? Howdiddathappen? When I opened it up I knew immediately. Oh yeah. I had seen something much earlier which would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day, so I loaded it and gave it a run date... which it did... without me. So something actually showed up! Surprise Blogging! A whole new enterprise.
I mean, the blog hasn't been COMPLETELY abandoned. Comment moderation has been in full swing. For a while there I was quite busy deleting comments from some guy in Malaysia who said nice things about my blog, or wrote a joke, and then proceeded to link to some scary website which probably sells drugs, or sex advice, or porn. What a nice guy!
So let's see if I can come back here once in a while... perhaps I will even surprise myself.
Posted by Snooker at 8:07 AM