May I start by saying thank you for all your comments on my experimental post of two days ago. They were greatly appreciated.
It is easy to imagine sometimes that I might be all alone in the world. Especially writing late at night, and that my words are disappearing into what I believe is known as cyber space. Never to be seen again. Anyway things did improve for a few hours, and I felt reassured.
Strange how this blogging business has taken hold of me. If I take a day off from it, I become unsettled. I thought I had a life, I really did. I am definitely going to have to get a grip. Tell myself that nothing bad will happen if I miss the odd day posting.
Blogger is still messing me about. My followers have disappeared from the page again. I know this is a common and recurring problem for most of you too. But the thing is I really like to see you all there in your little boxes at the top of my page. After all it is you that makes the whole process of blogging so worthwhile. It is the fact that you have taken the time to become followers, which makes me keep going. Oh I know that I am writing for myself, but the fact that I put my efforts on here for the whole world to see makes it pretty obvious that I do it for you also.
This morning when I went to have a look at your blogs, I was told quite categorically, that I am not following any blogs at all. Well that hurt, I can tell you. I let my imagination go into overdrive. I mean suppose you looked at my profile and saw that. You would be inclined to think that I had forsaken you. Let me assure you, that I have not. Can I also assure you that I do read your posts. I know that sometimes I don't comment, but that is purely down to time restraints. Sometimes I have to work. I try to avoid it as much as possible, but I need money to live even my frugal lifestyle. When I say that it is purely down to time restraints that is not entirely true. There are times when I just can't think of a comment, or someone else has got there before me.
I am very puzzled about the post which disappeared without trace. The silly one I wrote about oatbran and stuff. It published OK, and then suddenly vanished. What the hell happened to it? Where did it go? Some of your comments vanished also. Everything came back after a couple of days. But where had it all been? I hate not knowing. I like to have control over these things.
So now I wait for everything to sort itself out. I need to do some serious writing, but I am not going to risk losing a masterpiece. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
John (the hub) Bain.