[this, too, was written a few days ago! Comments still much appreciated]
I love comments: thank you so so much to all the lovely ones people have left so far. I have been reading them regularly, and again wish I could reply to them individually. Rest assured I appreciate each and every one massively.
So keep posting comments! Ive no idea how many people visit the blog, and am not so vain as to want to keep a tally, but it makes it all the more worthwhile to know Im managing to communicate to people who care. Obviously I dont mean whenever you check the blog everyone should post a comment to say Hi George, I woz ere and have read this post, but dont hesitate if you want to reply.
What’s more, dont feel you need to comment directly to me! Im quite keen that people use the comments system to add their own thoughts/ideas/news: perhaps if youve visited me and have strong views on the pattern of boxer shorts I was wearing (its too warm in here even for a sarong at the moment), the world ought to know. Im keen partly because I worry about the aesthetics of my underwear, but also because that way the blog will be updated not just when I manage to foist my witterings on a kindly visitor with internet access, and the updates will not just be by me. Feel free to disagree with anything I write, too, or question my dodgy philosophical logic. Or add your own take. Or write nonsense (Im often quite good at that, too). Or correct my Inglish, though I see that already needs no encouragement
A blog is like a conversation: so much more interesting when it involves more than one person talking; and as Ive stated many times, Ive really realised how very important to me my friends and family are. Your support is vital to me, and I consequently value your opinions massively. So please do share them. Oh, and do post comments to each other, if you want. This blog is at least as much yours as mine, and Id love my long-winded prose to be brightened up by your own additions.
<sits back and waits for the comments to flood in, while glancing nervously at the clock as they fail to do so, and simultaneously worrying that actually this whole idea of encouraging people to post more comments is terribly egotistical and demanding *>
*It really does mean enough to me already that youre here. Thank you.