Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

There's A Blog On Your Bus

I generally try to steer clear of blogging about blogging (partly because blogging is such an annoying word, and I try to avoid using it if I can), but I had an Oprah light bulb moment about my blog that warrants it.

Are you ready? Okay, let me drop some science on you: My blog is like the bus from that movie Speed. Big stuff, hey. Just let it sink in for a bit. Give it a moment to gestate.

As you will probably know, there was a bomb on that bus, and if it dropped below the speed of 50mph, it would explode. Now, with most of my hobbies, they begin well, and I am very enthusiastic, but then I lose momentum, and the hobby fizzles out. Some examples of this from the past few years are boat restoration, coin collecting, bonsai and building model planes.

Now this is where this blog is like the bus. If it loses momentum, and drops below a speed of say, 5ppw (five posts per week), it will quite literally explode. "Well, not literally", I hear you say. Well, actually yes. But out of deep concern for your safety, valued reader, I don't allow this to happen.

Which brings me to the second part of the analogy: I am Keanu Reeves. Like in the fillum, I have leapt onto this dangerous vehicle in order to a)serve, b)protect, and c)disarm. I do realise that it is a dangerous undertaking, and that I am putting myself in the face of peril for the sake of others. I know this, but I don't seek glory or reward. My reward is simply in seeing you alight safely after this ride.

Now, mind the step, and have a nice day.


Pedro said...


kristina said...

Thank you.