Some of Bertie's posts are pure gold ... 'Bracing Morning Walkies', 'Wibbly-wobbly woofter', 'Underarm Tickles' ... how can I compete? Dear readers ... if you too demand dog photos, I will find willing and consenting dogs to photograph! Let nobody say that I don't listen to demands.
How do you measure a blog's success? Is it a blog that teaches people something practical, that changes their opinions on certain issues, or that simply has the highest number of page views? I dunno, but I'm going to have to figure it out: I don't want to add to the digital clutter, and competing with dogs for head-space is not a bracket I necessarily want to plug into.
If you're in Romania now, let me know what you think the country needs more than anything else. Everybody keeps on telling me "Oh, you'll see when you get here, you with all your optimistic mutterings" in various ways. Fine then: I'm not there just yet, but what's waiting for me? I highly suspect it's much like life anywhere else: exactly what you make of it. You ignore the Government, hate your boss, never have enough money, live in fear of the unknown and somehow still manage to keep on waking up in the future ... am I close?
PS: If you're too shy to put your opinion publically out there in the comments section below, you're welcome to mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm a real person - it'd take a very special criminal to blog continuously for four months - with real questions and maybe a couple of left-field thoughts.