By most accounts, I’ve been blogging for a very long time. I started waaaaay back in early 2000 when Blogger was really just a couple of people in an apartment in San Francisco. I was lucky enough to be dating a friend of Ev’s at the time, and through her came to know Blogger. She, of course, is a wildly successful blogger and (Internet) Household name, while I’m just some semi-unpopular guy.

But that is not the point.

In the beginning, my posts were all about observations and not all that personal…other than the real-life details of: I went to blah blah blah and saw whatsis. Gradually things got a little more personal, but abruptly stopped again when my parents and friends started asking me about stuff I had posted about and never told them. That creeped me out. I found it (and still do), and invasion of privacy; which is, of course, ridiculous as this is a public medium. I dunno, though, as public as this may be, it’s entirely one way. In a lot of ways, I’m shouting out to a void filled with mutes and am in that way, alone. Sure, I have the ability for readers to comment on here, but I don’t have to. I have a link to my e-mail, but I don’t have to. So, as far as I will continue to be concerned, this is private.

That’s not the point, either.

For those few of you left around here, you may have noticed a dearth of points. Why? I don’t know. It might have been my last girlfriend who was horrified by the idea of it, and was shocked to discover that I hadn’t immediately disclosed the 7 years of personal history found in these virtual pages. I understand her point, however, because she had satellite people in her life starting to ask her about things we did or places we went. Again, creepy.

That’s not really it, though.

I haven’t been blogging much, because…I haven’t been blogging much. It’s no more complicated or simple than that. A good portion of people online are jerks, that’s a factor. I don’t like people quoting me back to me, that’s another. My last girlfriend I’m sure had something to do with it. I’ve been incredibly busy living, lately, and that’s probably the biggest reason. And…that’s it. Hopefully I’ll post more, maybe I won’t. Who knows?

Signing off,
Major Tom

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