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A Grumpy Old Curmudgeonly Fuddy Duddy Tries Blogging

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My web gurus say I have to start blogging and using Facebook more to drive traffic to my cartooning website. It used to be just having great cartoons was enough. The good old days. Yikes. I don’t want to sound like a grumpy old curmudgeonly fuddy duddy, so here goes.

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Actually, this is my second attempt at keeping a blog. I started mchumor.blogspot.com in 2007 and managed to only post 16 entries. I think I’m a bit like Jack in Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad. At the beginning of his travels Jack writes nine, ten, sometimes 12 pages a day in his journal. His passion for log keeping didn’t last long. In Paris he laments, “It is awful tedious. Do you know–I reckon I’m as much as four thousand pages behind.” As Twain noted, “If you wish to inflict a heartless and malignant punishment upon a young person, pledge him to keep a journal a year.” It’s not easy either for someone who’s old enough to have had a colonoscopy. As I wrote in my first post in 2007, “Blogs. They’re a mystery to me. People are posting the minutia of their lives on line and other people are actually reading these posts about the minutia in other people’s lives? Oh well. I don’t understand gravity either, and I’ve yet to float out into space, so I’ve begun posting my own daily drivel about my life. If you do decide to waste some of your valuable time here, I hope you get a few laughs.”

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2 thoughts on “A Grumpy Old Curmudgeonly Fuddy Duddy Tries Blogging

  1. Welcome the the proverbial and eternal question that haunts all blogger, “If I blog and no one post comments, have I been read?” Enjoy your journey. I’ve put you on my follow/read list of blogs and figured I share this minutia fact of my morning with you. The one thing I dislike about blogging is not getting comments. The other is seeing some blogs that completely baffle me (content and art) and how the heck do they warrant thousands of fans and gobs of comments for everything they put up.

    1. Thanks, Boon. I now feel like a true blogger.

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