I used to put a lot of effort into my My Space blog. Back then I wrote a lot about politics. And religion. The numbers were huge. If I didn't do something crazy like write about poetry. I had this Blogger blog, but I didn't use it. What could possibly go wrong with using My Space as your primary blog, right? Before that I did the unthinkable: I wrote with a pen and paper. But for the five years I used My Space as the single archive for most of my writing I never though to back up what I had written there. I think maybe that's one of the effects of the digital Universe: things don't seem as real or permanent. If you write something down on paper, you know that exists. They say nothing ever disappears on the internet. But it does. My Space did.
Fortunately, in 2011 I started using this as my main blog. And today we just got our one millionth hit.
I've had so much fun sharing my poems here. The artwork Jenny and I create. Webcomics. My musings about fantasy football. Zombie movies. And I'm so happy to not be writing about religion or politics anymore. As the recent shutdown of the American government proves, there's not much to say. Writing about the lack of intelligence being displayed by people who have been entrusted with the well-being of the country is virtually pointless. Nobody on any side is even open to debate anymore. A haiku, on the other hand, can always break some new ground. Speaking of haikus, I wrote one earlier tonight.
carry the stones fate has
put in your sack proudly
they are all you own