Legends from our own lunchtimes

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Then your memory starts to . . . . . . . . .


When I first set up this page in October 2002, I had no idea what to do with it, to a great extent I still don't.

At the time, I reckoned that by just poking round in the dust, something would evolve, or maybe it wouldn't. Should I find a purpose, or leave it as a solution waiting for a problem to appear? It's original purpose was to provide update news for a website which I never completed.

One thing I did know was that I wasn't going to be writing Haiku, which at the time seemed to me to be a particularly difficult thing to do if the quality of any of the work I'd read on other blogs was to go by. It seemed particularly difficult indeed for Americans writing in a language other than Japanese, and since the only words I know in Japanese are vaguely connected with the manufacture of motorcycles, any venture in that direction was doomed to failure.

For a few years I used it to experiment with various web publishing applications, and then for reasons that don't seem quite clear it morphed into a depository for links to other sites.

Then of course the two realisations dawned:

1) As I got older my memory was becoming less reliable

2) What was that other thing?

and so it was that the Fading Memories pages came to be.


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bitingmidge said...

For reasons that don't seem particularly clear, but doubtless they had something to do with a combination of jetlag and another onset of immaturity, I set out to post once a day for the month of November.

Having achieved that, I think I'll rest on my laurels for a bit, and slacken off to a couple a week, to give both my loyal readers a break!

Cheers,

P

Tulla said...

I hope your not counting yourself as 1 of the readers!

A

bitingmidge said...

I was going to, but I fortgot.

P

Joan Elizabeth said...

Makes me glad I haven't graced my Blue Mountains Journal with any of my own poetry ... there are some harsh critics out there in the blogosphere.

J&S said...

wow - I think you might even have three readers!

Love ya Pa.

S

bitingmidge said...

Three readers?

No, one of them just looks at the pictures. (I know this for a fact!)

Love you too Shirl!

;-)

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