Nothing lasts forever.
Cory Doctorow has been bloggin' for a lot longer than me - 20 years: "There’s another way that blogging makes my writing better: writing every day makes it easier to write every day". Nevertheless, I have been posting every day for the last eight years. And I absolutely echo Doctorow's sentiments. The last time I missed a day was 22 May 2013. The Blob's original purpose was to document the process of transition to a full-time, full-on job teaching science in the Irish Midlands. I more or less stopped teaching science at the start of Coronarama in March 2o2o. There were a few
loose ends final year research project students to tie up <nnnggg nnGGG> but that adventure was done more than a year ago, and I formally retired 02 Oct 20
22 May? Why that's today!
Thanks for 8 years+ worth of interesting and enlightening posts! We'll have to call and email more to make up for the change! Es XxReplyDelete
Arragh, Pet. You know where we live.Delete
I only came to the Blob in its mid-life which gave me four years worth of blobbery to catch up with and since then depending on life's demands I've read daily, or caught up monthly or quarterly. It has always been a pleasure even when you've spoken in tongues I can't decipher...chemistry, physics, biology and bilgeology. Sometimes I've googled items onwards through curiosity and sometimes I've left well alone, but always I've been entertained even when I haven't had the foggiest notion of what you were going on about. Other times I wished that you'd continued on with the initial story that had started the blog entry and not veered off into the incomprehensible to me sciencey bits but sure you're a scientist what could I expect and googling some of the incomprehensible it became slightly more comprehensible. I learned.ReplyDelete
I've loved your women in science series and whenever I tried to offer you a new one for it you'd already been there, done that. Always on the ball. I've enjoyed your turn of phrase and have incorporated 'tuthree' into my everyday vocabulary. The writing has always been akin to my Uncle Jim's letters to his family... beautifully written and full of news. Your voice jumps off the page as did his. Also, now where will I find your family doings? Like Es I'll have to phone you once in a while. I'm sorry to see the Blob go but perhaps you'll replace it with a novel of the mountain and its people - a gentle tale of tae brewed, neighbourly feuds and mountain views. Thanks for the memories and your granny's flapjack recipe, Bob. xxx
Bilgeology mostly. We'll always have the flapjacks.Delete
Thanks for the great ride!ReplyDelete
ánægja mín! takk fyrir að vera tilDelete
Ah well I suppose all good things must come to an end. Will have to go back to the beginning and read one a day again. Thanks for the information, the thinking and the effort.ReplyDelete
Nicely phrased. Thanks.Delete
Thank you. It has been an inspiration and education reading the Blob. I shall miss it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Padraig. Remember Reichenbach, though.Delete