I am not going to post a blog this morning!
First, I am not going to start out by looking to see if there are any new followers and, if there are, I am not going to visit their site, read at least two of their blog entries, and make comments.
Secondly, I am not going to start by looking at the blog I wrote yesterday to see if there are any new comments. In particular, I am not going to read them and try to figure out how to respond to them. And I am not going to go to all the sites of people who made comments, read at least two of their blog entries, and make comments about them.
Thirdly, I am not going to go to my dashboard and check out all the blogs that I follow that have posted entries in the last 23 hours, read those entries and make comments about them.
I don’t know whether this is number four, or simply a corollary to one, two, and three, but I am also not going to take the time to make the comments meaningful so the writers (who I am assuming always do, daily, the things I’m not going to do today) think I’m shallow in ingenuous because my comment is “Great blog!” for the 100th time.
Fifthly, I am not going to spend an hour trying to find phone numbers or email addresses for people who ask me why I haven’t called them.
BAGMAN: Yes we are! Yes we are! And it’s filthy, not fifthly, as in filthy fantasies!
BAGMAN: Shut up yourself! We do have a dirty mind! And proud of it!
BAGMAN: You don’t know (Blee…
I quickly turn off the computer before there is any chance that I will actually post a blog today! I sit quietly in the dark, trying to remember, first, what life was like before blogging. Secondly, whether it was Henry David Thoreau or somebody else who coined the phrase “living lives of quiet desperation.”
Boy, I’m glad I didn’t post a blog today! I’ve broken the cycle! I may become a wild and crazy guy and skip posting a blog tomorrow as well!
PS: At least I didn’t also add a couple of gratuitous unrelated photographs.