Monday, October 11, 2021

Thoughts on Quitting and Starting Again

They tell you, "Don't be a quitter," but if quitting makes your life better then by all means quit! But this is only a blog and anyway, I never intended to quit so this doesn't apply here.

Spending time on Twitter instead of blogging has made my online life better though. On Twitter I get some feedback - likes and retweets and replies. On the blog, for the last few years I have felt like I was talking to an empty room. But sometimes I have things to say that are easier to say in a blog post than in a tweet thread. Still, what's the point of saying it if no one is reading it?

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely do not want to be an "A-list" blogger, even though I have things I wish I could say to the whole world. Popular bloggers get trolls. All I want is half a dozen to a dozen comments from half a dozen or more people on most blog posts. The bloggers I envy are the ones that attract a pleasant little community of commenters.

But whining about being unpopular isn't going to make me popular, right? So I don't know, I'm thinking I want to try this again, not every day but maybe one or two blog posts a week, but no promises.

The crazy thing, is that for a long time, even before I "quit," I have been thinking about starting another blog, one with a political focus. Haha, another blog to abandon. Oh, and then there's my (also unpopular) sewing blog which I have also semi-abandoned and would like to get back to. But we'll see what happens. One day at a time, as they say.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Vintage Japanese Illustration

I found Kogundou on Twitter. The text is all in Japanese but there are many lovely images from old books, most of which seem to be children's books.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Aging

This is sort of interesting. Did people age faster in the past? A lot of pictures that seem to prove that. It's hard to make this case with celebrities because so many of them have cosmetic surgery done but some don't. It's possibly true though. People have been trying to live healthier lifestyles in the past couple of decades at least. More people smoked in the past than do now and that really ages you. If you really look at the younger non-celebrities - the 15 year old girl, the young couple - they really don't look older than what we would expect today if you look past the old-fashioned clothing and hairstyles.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Rare Apples

I am pretty well stuck on Gala apples but I would love the opportunity to try some of these unusual apples. I can see how some of them might not ever be popular enough to be sold in grocery stores though.