Lostness ( 107 )
Have you ever found comments more enjoyable than a text?
Or been drawn by the threads below news website articles?
Lacking any previous online voice, I opened a reader account in 2012.
Reacting around current events, and seeing my responses appear in public for the first time, seemed quite exciting.
Though many people’s debating skills hardly rose above playground levels
(fast communication allowed expression ahead of sober consideration)
there was fun to be had!
Especially under pieces which were fairly lightweight.
Here are a few examples of mine, from those days, with their related topics in brackets.
( Please note: these tongue-in-cheek remarks should not be taken seriously!)
1) ( Weekend “zombie walks”)
“I wouldn’t be seen dead looking like that!”
2) ( Complaints over paganism being taught at school)
“Perhaps certain sacrifices may be required, in the cause of inclusion?”
3) ( On the spread of veganism) “Resistance is fruitile!”
4) ( Embarrassment when gay porn got accidentally shown behind a newscaster)
“Nice to watch him bend over backwards to apologise!”
5) ( The theory dinosaur flatulence contributed to climate change)
“This sounds like a lot of hot air!”
6) ( Discussing female sexuality)
“I thought the quickest way to arouse a woman was telling her there’s a shoe sale on?”
But comment threads soon sank into digital obscurity.
So, fearing frivolous new interests leading me astray
while all my past creative work lay neglected and unseen,
I gave up such commenting.
A severe health crisis during 2014-2015 increased my sense of urgency to finally publish something.
Yet it took until 2017 before I felt able to commence blogging.
(And, 2 years later, I’m still struggling.)
Now, however, I would advise anyone unsure about getting started:
“Don’t be hesitant, like me,
or you might also regret
delaying your experience of WordPress!”
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