FollowersIt's always nice to be liked and I've noted that this blog has a few 'followers'. I won't name and shame them - apart from Hilmy to be found at "kappa-lamda-tau, beta-delta-gamma, Indonesia". An Indonesian, she has a blog with yellow door knobs on, much of which is written in incredibly good English, as befits the ITB Students English Forum.There is a widget to display all my 'fans', but I'd have to upgrade my template and lose various features, and redo my blogroll, and it's all a bit late for that. When I started Jakartass, there weren't tags. Also, if I used the Title Box in the dashboard, it came out smaller than the text. So, you and I are stuck with what you see. And I quite like it anyway - but only in Firefox. Please note that only seven posts are on one page, that my pictures are small and merely an illustration, so that those of us without access to super-duper telecommunications, such as half the population of the USA and eighty percent of Indonesians, should find Jakartass easier to download and view.Mind you, as Diamond Geezer says, “Bloggers used to link to one another far more frequently and now they don't. They generate their own content, or they link to big news stories, or they rant about perceived political idiocy, or they recycle press releases, or they post pictures of their kittens, or else they've buggered off to Facebook. Blogging's now part of a wider aggregated social network, which makes blogs themselves increasingly isolated. To be honest it's a wonder anybody gets any visitors via anybody else any more.” Of course, if you're one of the hundred or so subscribers who read my ramblings via email, then many thanks. But then you don't get the comments which are hosted by Haloscan. Apparently there are some changes being made to their service and you might be able to subscribe to it.Occasionally I get notification of the cancellation of a subscription. If you do decide that there's more important stuff to read, please drop me a line giving your reason(s).e.g. "There's more important stuff to read."As with all bloggers, columnists and most(?) journalists, I write about what interests me. It's a big wide and fascinating world out there.Greed, corruption, environmental destruction, religious separatism, politics, consumerism, wars .... these, and more, are the unfortunate hallmarks of humanity. All I can do is chronicle this (sheep-like) path in the hope that a later archeologist - a descendant? - will know that this ancestor, in spite of his cynicism, remained an unashamed optimist.Even though it's bloody hard at times.And saying that, don’t expect many posts, if any, over the next week or so as my computer has gone to my service shop for a major overhaul/upgrade. Ho hum
However, I do have some fairly interesting news for once I get everything back to as near hunky-dory as I've had it before - including a syndication deal which looks rather interesting.
Watch this hyperspace ....