2:11 PM GMT
I know it’s become cliché to say this without sounding insincere, but -
Believe me when I say that, hand on heart, I really do feel grateful and blessed to have people on here that give my thoughts and ramblings a moment’s notice.
I mean, for the number of you that are subscribed to me (I dislike the term ‘followers’), I have never heard from more than maybe 30 or 40 of you, but I am still so grateful that you’re all here. You could be doing far more important things, like writing a novel, crime-fighting with your underpants outside your jeans or developing a sustainable and regenerating source of energy for the entire planet…but you still spare time to see what my little world is up to.
It beggars belief but leaves me feeling a very humble and warm chap indeed, so please; if there is anything I can do for you, be it prayer or otherwise, let me know. I’ll swim the Atlantic just to give you a piggyback to your favourite ice cream parlour if you so desire (I presume I get one too, right?)
7:22 AM GMT
Just taking a moment to thank those of you who have been around since the start of this Tumblr madness and who continue to bless me with your friendship, even though my blog is exceptionally monotonous and unremarkable to behold.
Long may your benevolence go before you.
9:42 PM GMT
Tumblr, thou art like a cat.
Loving one moment,
fickle the next,
longing to embrace my company one evening,
nowhere to be found for weeks the following morning.
5:01 PM GMT
I fear the use and attraction of Tumblr has come to an end for me.
I rarely find myself posting anything on here, and there’s not much original content on the Dash that really captures my attention anymore (you may know I’m not a fan of reblogged picture spam). Not that this is a reflection of the people themselves…
I have some made fantastic friends on here; you all know who you are because we talk outside of Tumblr and share connections and exchanges beyond a like here and a fan mail there. While I may not have much interest in what some of you post, I value you as friends, and those are the people whom my leaving will not affect. The only ones who will even notice I’m gone, ironically, might be the ones whose little knowledge of my existence lies in what they know of me from my blog.
I have even felt a massive shift in the demographic of people following my blog, and though I have nothing against any age group, not having many people to speak with and befriend who are my own age has played a big part in this change of heart. People who are 14, 15 or even 19 talk to me and say hi out of politeness, but once they discover the fact that I am 25 it almost makes me some sort of untouchable, whom they must stay away from…which is never a pleasant feeling. I physically notice them withdraw from conversation and lurk in the background, showing feedback on my posts but never engaging with the man behind them.
I might rant a little more later once I have clarity of thought. Who knows.
There you are. Watch this space.
11:19 AM GMT
Can I just be honest?
I know I have mentioned before that some people post things that are hurtful or surprisingly insensitive…well I am sorry but I am just seeing too much of it from people I never thought I would.
But those people need not worry, I’m not going to try and show you the error of your ways; I’m just going to go ahead and delete my blog.
It’s been fun, Tumblr, it really has!
10:33 PM GMT
Well lookeee here -
It’s almost my 3,000th post.
How shall I celebrate such a landmark?
7:58 AM GMT
Another sunrise, another morning where it’s up to me, the Aussies and a handful of sleep-eluded Statesiders to keep my Dash alive until midday.
Let’s go, team.
12:55 PM GMT
As my activity on here decreases (along, rather predictably, with my followers), I am finding that I am no longer tied to this community with the same dependency I once was…
What does this mean? Well, perhaps I may not need to virtually burn this crevice of my life and all its words after all.
The point of my decision to delete my blog was based on a realisation that I was becoming overly-fixated with Tumblr and the friendship of those within this somewhat close-knit network.
In recent weeks, my postings have become more sparse, and not through conscious effort; simply because the other facets of my life have prevented hours of trawling through all the content you all share.
Chances are most of you have stopped reading by now, and the ones who haven’t are the comparative handful of my subscribers who take time to talk with me regularly.
I know, I know - it sounds like I am flaking out after so much stern talk of erasing myself from the face of Tumblr…vowing it was going to happen.
Thing is, the issue that willed me to make such a decision is bringing itself to order and becoming less and less of a problem…
It will mean less posts and certainly less ‘followers’ (I dislike that term greatly), because if a blogger isn’t around every minute of every day some readers get hungry and bored and impatient, as if you are their performing monkey…
But maybe I will stick around after all.
All 3 of you still here may now cheer if you wish.
11:32 PM GMT
New Year is when it’s going to happen I think.
6:21 PM GMT
May I just say that you are all so beautiful.
I mean, I look around on here and all I seem to see while I’m scrolling down that Dash is beautiful hearts matched up to beautiful faces.
And I mention hearts first because they’re more important than any external features.
Seeing all this beauty around me?
Well, that makes my heart very happy.
Keep up the good work, lovely ones. :)
4:22 PM GMT
Writing Challenge Post#12
Set by: stopsmelltheroses
Words: Ocean, love, whisper, sky-blue, adventure
Word Limit: None
July has never felt so serene. Fairytale coastline paves the way for an adventure that none of us will ever forget. The weather is perfect for the occasion, as dainty cotton clouds erased from a canvas of sky-blue loom over an ocean lapsing onto shores reserved only for the most venturing of spirits. An isolated spot, tucked into a crevice where a whisper won’t escape; this is where they sit, a handful of people who before today have never crossed physical paths, and yet already share a love that far surpasses any connection they feel with those in their respective towns.
Waters kiss the sand, almost unbreakable hugs are shared, and this group, brought together by successes of technology, settle down with nature itself to develop in person what began with machine.
This….this is how I visualise a Tumblr meet-up if I ever attend/arrange one.
11:24 PM GMT
I’m putting together a separate page where you can see all my Writing Challenge entries!
It’s been so refreshing and so much fun doing it, so I might leave it open as an ongoing thing; something that you can get involved with anytime!
The original post is waaaayyyy back here.
Thanks again, and keep ‘em coming! Any I don’t answer tonight will be done tomorrow, so be sure to check back! :)
9:54 AM GMT
I hereby declare the following:
- I am a little bugged by this Summer break on account of me having not had a proper break yet. With this pattern looking set to continue this slightly irritates me. I am weary, drained of focus and energy and I need some me-time, but apparently cannot have it. Yet.
- In better news, I soon start rehearsals for the next show I have been cast in. This I greatly look forward to.
- I currently have a couple of songs in production, both of which are coming along nicely. This makes me smile and provides temporary relief from the chaos that seems to envelope every inch of space outside my bedroom door.
- I want to be back on the Youth Retreat. Those young guys had such a great time, and I feel so much closer to many of them.
- To my newest friends on here - Hello! I know I may seem something of a spectre, and that is partially true, as I find my interest in Tumblr as a site dwindling, though it’s inhabitants not so. Any prayer requests, any requests full stop, or even just a friendly chit-chat are always welcome, and I will always reply as soon as I can.
- God is teaching me some tricky lessons right now, but they are necessary ones and as such I won’t shun them, or begrudge the Lord in any way. I need this.
Finally, can I just reiterate how incredibly beautiful you all are? And for once I don’t just mean the ‘on the inside, wonderful people’ beautiful…but in appearance. I scroll down through my list of ‘followers’ (a term I don’t like attaching to those who read my blog), and I can’t help but see gorgeous face after pretty complexion - you are all so attractive on the outside, with your various colour eyes, hair of all lengths and colours, platted, curly and flowing, short and extravagant..and those smiles; those stunning grins and dimples…you’re all physically and facially blessed, no doubt… and then to cap it all off, it is matched by your glowing personas!
Current / future spouses ought to consider themselves very fortunate. I do just for having a little square snapshot of y’all at the side of my screen. :)
Have a smashing day, friends, and God keep you and provide you with all that you need this Sabbath!