Ikeep backups of all kinds of files and folders from different computers and laptops I have owned over the years. At the weekend, I found a folder containing the favourites from an old copy of Internet Explorer. Amongst the list of sites I used to frequent was a collection of blogs I used to read. It’s Sunday and I had time on my hands so I thought I would have a look at some of these sites and see how people who used to share their lives with me were getting on these days.
We always thought that Jammy Toast and the whole WordPress blogging platform – which Jammy Toast runs on – was pretty easy to use. You just read the posts, leave a comment, if you desire, and that was all she wrote. However, we hadn’t allowed for The Chimpton who finds the whole concept of replying to a comment just too much for her tiny pea-head to comprehend. With this in mind we thought we had better come up with a Jammy Toast for Dummies. I am sure you have seen the books in the shops where they try and explain to the mentally retarded how simple things work and hope that they pick it up. So here is the Special Chimpton Edition of Jammy Toast for Dummies…
Hello everyone, this is Erasmus ‘Razzi’ Bear Esq here and I thought because we have just started a brand new Jammy Toast then we should also re-start an old feature – My Column. That means from time to time, or when The Bearkeeper can’t think of anything better to write, I will write something to try to keep you all entertained. I am not quite sure what I am going to write about yet but I thought I would get the ball rolling today.
We did mention on the old Jammy Toast how we started blogging but for those who were wondering or those of you who are new to Jammy Toast you may be lost. So today, I thought we might explain the importance of socks on your head. In the summer of 2006, Ananasty – an old friend of the bears – used to go out gallivanting on Sunday afternoons. I would pick her up and we would go and play golf or go bowling or some adventure or other. Occasionally we might go to the cinema and watch a film, which if it was boring usually ended in us having a “sock fight” or some other interesting pastime.
From time to time people have asked us how they go about starting their own blog. We usually point them in the direction of Blogger or WordPress.com where they can start their own blog free of charge. Both of these sites offer a chance for newbies to produce professional looking blogs of their own very quickly.
I haven’t blogged in an age and the last few days it has been nagging at me. I’ve been wondering what to post. I decided to just sit here and write this without thinking and see where it goes. It has taken me a long time, but I am at a place in my life where I am happy. Not overly so, but on the whole pretty much happy. Every step I have taken has molded me and changed me into who I am today. There are things I regret, but those things have also helped to make who I am right now.
I am getting old. Life is passing me by and I realise I am not leaving very much behind in my wake. So I am going to leave these — some blog entries. I am placing no rules upon it, just making it a place for me to talk, blow off steam, have a bitch, praise or ponder the inevitable. A little like a public diary. I do not expect anyone to read it, although I have read that statement myself on many blogs, but if anyone ever does then that’s cool.
Iwas reading Hot Flashin’ Momma’s post on her blog (read it here) when it suddenly hit me how the internet is changing. In the last twelve months it seems to have changed from somewhere you go to surf or to do some research. Instead, it has become a kind of community. Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of MySpace and Google’s recent take-over of YouTube, goes to show that big business is also noticing the change and wants to get in on the act and make some money. I can well see Flickr being the next community to be aquired by big business. It is like the “dot.com” collapse is now forgotten and the internet is on the move again.