Blogging! I love blogging – well, I love the interaction.
Blogging for me started tentatively when teased by sites such as MySpace, Facebook and DeviantArt. Well, I left those sites long ago for various reasons – actually, pretty much the same reason. They seemed to have more than their fair share of infantile and argumentative people. Maybe that’s an unfair assessment on these sites, but the people that kept contacting me on these sites were quite infantile and argumentative.
Blogging became my favourite waste of time when I started my blog on MyOpera. MyOpera had its share of odd people, but it also had a large amount of really great and interesting people. The reasons for the types of people who blogged at MyOpera was partly owing to the history of the Opera browser. There were those dark days when Microsoft Windows had a near total monopoly on the World operating system battlefield and Opera was the only mainstream browser to bother with users of Linux. There were other factors as well that shaped the Opera community but it is enough to say that MyOpera had a great community going.
And then, MyOpera was no more. They helped those of us who loved the activity of blogging to migrate our old blogs to WordPress or other suitable platforms. For posterity, my old MyOpera blog Depressing Music, Dark Literature and Positive Thoughts is preserved here at WordPress.
I remember being asked just once about the title of my blog. The title described me when I started this blog and the title still rings quite true to this day. I listen to mainly depressing music, I read literature that is sometimes dark in nature but I try to think positively.
Back to this blog. Many of my current WordPress friends were also MyOpera bloggers. Like me, I notice that they also seem to have struggled to maintain regular blogging on WordPress. The old MyOpera blogging community has sort of vanished in the WordPressSphere. That I’ve posted only nine blog posts in 22 months tells its own story.
So, what for the future of this blog? A blog on cooking, perhaps? No, I’m not a great cook. How about me giving you all some inspirational thoughts and stories? Hardly a good idea when I’ve struggled to get going at times over the last few years. How about a blog on my favourite books and albums? Nah, that could get a little tedious.
No, I don’t need to think of a new theme for this blog. I just need to blog whilst in the main avoiding reference to all of the bad things that have happened in recent months.
Hopefully, I’ll get to meeting some new online blogging friends at WordPress and become part of post-MyOpera-scene blogging revival. Will this post-MyOpera-scene be as good as the post-Punk scene…?