We all know what today is, what it means and that the consequences will affect generations to come. You've anticipated this date for the last year. You've monitored news reports, joined discussion groups, had heated debates as to the future of this event. Now the day has arrived: today is my 4th anniversary of joining Open Salon.
November 6th, 2008 turned into a cold / cool / unseasonably warm day with clear / partly cloudy / grey skies. The urge to share my considered interests / meaningless opinions / whatever shit popped into my head was inspired by that crisp autumn day / being brain-dead bored at work. I had looked at OS in the preceding days. Noting that OS was filled with talented, thoughtful writers / accepted any dolt with a keyboard and an internet connection, I took the plunge. I would add my voice / inane ramblings to the engaging topics of the day / mindless static of narcissistic self-glorification.
I became a blogger.
The past four years of Stuff That Interests Me have seen highs and lows / lows and catastrophic lows. My blog has gained a few readers and chased away many more. Now with OS' population devastated by a factor that makes the Black Death look like a common cold, relatively speaking my normal reader ratings are now a success. Whereas, say three years ago, 10 Monkey-Thumbs-of-Approval would be negligible, now those 10 monkey thumbs are the equivalent of a hit basic cable series. Yea, depopulation!
For those who stopped by thinking this post might be about politics, I will give you one prediction: 2016 will be the most important election in our lifetime. Why? Because that's what the politicans will tell us. Just like they told us this year and in 2008 and 2004 and ....
To everyone else, thank you for reading and especially for commenting over these four years. Some may see the time you spent here today as questionable time management. I see it as you giving me a moment of your day. And also as questionable time management on your part.