Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Tribute To A Mango

“There’s some things I shall miss,” she said. “But it gets thin, you know. Life, I’m referring to. You can’t trust your body any more, and it’s time to move on. I reckon it’s about time I tried something else.”

Terry Pratchett, “Mort”


As you may have noticed, I don’t get around much in the blogosphere. There are only a few folks that I actually read.

So, I was really upset to find out that recently, one of them has ended his blog.

I respect his decision, but I was slightly bummed out. I like the guy.

Not in that way, of course. He’s already taken.

I will definitely miss his stories. His opinion pieces. Like the one he posted on SC&A a few months ago. The one on God and organized religion. That was good. I was looking forward to more of that stuff.

I have a confession to make, though. While feeling bummed over the loss of a good blog, I felt, at the same time, slightly jealous. I mean, who here hasn’t ever thought of walking out on the whole blogging thing?

It’s time-consuming. Most of the time, it’s thankless. And kind of pointless.

Last time I checked the ecosystem, I was evolving backwards. You know, losing my tail, crawling back into the water, disintegrating into millions of single-cell organisms.

Who needs this kind of punishment? Screw that.

But let’s get real. Who here will really quit? Not me. I’ve met a few really cool people that I want to stay in touch with. And, to do that, I need to keep my blog going, and continue checking theirs.

The ecosystem is irrelevant. As are all other kinds of stats. The links are not important, it’s the people behind the links that count.

And because of those people, I am staying.

Oops, this wasn’t supposed to be about me.

You guys think Mango will come back? We’ll see.

For now, he will be missed.

The Goldie has spoken at 9:41 PM

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