Once upon a time, when I started keeping a Web journal (we didn’t yet call them ‘blogs’) back in 1999, I had time pretty much every day to write something interesting about the world around me. It was a way to vent, and while I hoped that some pretty girl would read my stuff and become enchanted with me, I recognized that it would be a long shot. (I ultimately did find the pretty girl, though; we’ve now been married for 11 years.)
Now, in 2012, I have too many things to do, and too little time and energy to do them all. I’ve been lucky if I can write two posts a month. From time to time, I’ve considered pulling the plug on this site.
I’ve written about the Bait and Switched forum at the Barbara Ehrenreich Web site, and how it was beset by spammers. More recently, the forum software seems to have crapped out: when one tries to write a post there, one is greeted by an error message. I’ve offered this site as an alternate venue, and several members of that group have signed up. I hope we’ll have some interesting discussions about the economy, and the state of the world, and maybe, just maybe, find a way to make this not such a Harder World after all.
I don’t know how this will turn out, but I’m hopeful.