I did a search through this site yesterday.
There was a particular item I was looking for which I eventually found, but on my quest I discovered something a little disturbing.
I went into several pages that I had written a long time ago and on more than one case the thought struck me – I wrote that only a few days ago. So I double checked, and sure enough there was the scribble that I had recently penned, almost a verbatim copy of the one I had scrawled all those years ago.
The answer is obvious. I’m penning my mental diarrhoea and then forgetting what I have wrote, as it were. So on a regular basis I’m regurgitating my thoughts if not the actual words I used to express them.
I’m pleased to see that my attitudes haven’t changed [much] over the years. What pissed me off then still pisses me off now, so I am happy in the knowledge that I am consistent if just a little forgetful.
Maybe I should just write a wee programme which delves into the past and grabs something from a few years ago and just posts it as if it is fresh out of the mint? I doubt anyone would notice though it would have to reject any article that is no longer topical. I can’t suddenly start bitching about Bertie Ahern again or someone might twig what I am at? Someone might get a little suspicious if I suddenly commented on the Lisbon Treaty out of the blue?
What annoys me the most is that I could have saved myself a lot of blood sweat and tears if instead of writing something from scratch, I could have just done a simple copy and paste jobby.
And now I have to search back to see if I have written all this before.