Oh ah. I'll give them a month. Or two. Or a year.
As sure as a flame war on a forum ends up with one participant calling the other a fascist, every blogger patronises newer writers. However, I have to disappoint, but I had three blogs back in mid 2003, waaaaay before some of these crusty canal bloggers. I'd given up on two of them before most of them started. There are still a few little links working out there as a legacy that I was, indeed, "there".
- No-one cares what we think.
- No. Seriously. No-one.
- Not even our mums.
- Yes, I know they say they read it. They don't. They read one post a year ago.
- If we could write, we'd be paid to do it. And we wouldn't blog.
- People who are paid to write can string coherent sentences together...and only use an ellipsis when it is appropriate to do so.
- Writing regularly or a lot doesn't change any of this.
- But it's very relaxing and there is a sense of huge importance, like maybe someone is going to say "You know, I think we've found the next Albert Camus, and he knows a thing or two about pigeon racing! Or the Shropshire Union."
You just can't help but feel that Barack Obama checks up on your blog just before retiring for the day.