A couple of weeks ago, January 20th to be exact, the fifth anniversary of my blog passed. I hadn’t been planning to throw myself a surprise blogiversary party, but during the rehearsal one of the candles fell over and started the whole blog on fire. Apparently my blog was highly flammable, and I’d used the cheapest birthday candles I could find. Bastards gave me the kind you can’t blow out. Probably because of my continually asking those Dollar Store workers how much things cost. They must hate that. Everything in the store costs a dollar. Price check on aisle 3! Birthday candles?
WordPress Support was of no help at all as my blog reached the flashover point. I didn’t want to call the fire department because in my town a fire without a permit means a big fine. Plus I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Turns out that you can put out blog fires with ketchup, though it’s messy. Baking soda would probably work too. Remember that next time your blog threatens combustion. And don’t worry about spoiling the surprise. Just RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. Molten blog burns like mad. Lucky for all of us I had backed up the entire thing. 🙂
Last Monday morning brought a beautiful hoar frost to New London, where I work.
Anyway, the 5 years and 343 posts have been real fun. For me anyway, most of the time. I’ve met some amazing people from places in the world I will likely never visit. It’s still a wondrous thing to me how the internet works to connect people. How it deletes space and time via instantaneous transmission of information. This is the major reason I haven’t given up on it yet. There’s always hope that my writing skills will improve. Thanks to all who have clicked on past these yellowed walls.