As we step with eager anticipation into the very dawn of Yorkshire Day, it is perhaps timely to remind ourselves of absent blogging colleagues. Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition which has now been sent off to Blogger HQ in Tehran, Iran. For your interest there's a copy of said document below:-
You don't have to be mad to take up blogging but as this crazy blogpost demonstrates - it helps!
And before I sign off to join the Yorkshire Day celebrations - welly throwing, ferret racing. loudest trump competition etc. I wonder if anyone else has noticed something about the zone of the blogosphere the above petitioners appear to inhabit. It's essentially a mature zone - populated by bloggers for whom the storms of youth are a distant memory. Most of us are in our fifties, sixties or in Father Brague's case - seventies. How has this happened? Is it simply living evidence of the adage, "Birds of a feather flock together"?
I don't think any of us erected barriers to teenagers or twenty and thirty somethings. Did we? Have they secretly peeped into our world and thought - boring old gits! Or is their cyber-time so massively taken up by Facebook, Twitter and music that they have no appetite for the more measured, long-winded processes of blogging? It's another of life's mysteries.