Did anyone else see this little article in the Guardian Weekend by Guy Browning?
As he points out, it is never a good idea to start a post with the words "I don't know what to write about today" Not exactly up there with "It is a truth universally acknowledged" as a marvellous opener is it? I often feel that way, but try and stick to the rule 'if in doubt - don't bother.'
Guy Browning also thinks we are all a weary and cynical lot and that if I called this 'Sunny Thoughts For Today' nobody, but nobody would ever come near. (Any comment pointing out hardly any one comes near here anyway will not be appreciated!)
So I found myself in agreement with what our Guy was writing but wait...what does he end by saying? 'Never meet someone you contacted through a blog. Your disappointment in them will be nothing compared to their disappointment in you.'
Oh Lord! Now I AM worried.
This year I have met in this order Jim, Lisa, Cloud, Martin and John and really liked all of them - but they were probably horribly disappointed in me...bugger it! There was someone else?????
Ah well, all I can say about meeting Reidski is that if he was terribly disappointed when he met me, he was ever so polite, managed to disguise the fact, and is still doing so quite well nearly a year later. So regarding Guy's advice - stick with the care with opening lines and titles, but if you want to meet another blogger - take that risk, although you never know where that will lead to.....
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