I have just realised that this site has been running for fifteen years!
First I thought I would run it for a few days to see what happened. But those few days ran into weeks.
I decided then I would run it until 2010, that being a nice round number. But like most of my resolutions that went out the window.
Never mind. I’d run it until its 10th birthday in 2016. Another nice round number.
But the months and years rolled on. I have given up setting target dates now. This has just become an itch that has to be scratched with no respite in sight.
I had Google keeping track of traffic. They fucked up at some point though, so I can tell you I have had nearly four million page views but not a single visitor. Not one. Not even me. Maybe they’re right and the whole exercise is a figleaf of my imagination?
I mentioned a while back that the Chinese seem to have discovered the nuggets of my reflections? This wasn’t a one day wonder which sometimes happens. They became quite regular readers. Then they stopped. Quite suddenly. I was getting used to that early morning spike in traffic and then it just disappeared.
They’re back for the last few days, and are more than welcome. This is just a little snapshot I took a few minutes ago –
Am I being used as part of Chinese education? A typical example of the decadent West? Am I to be studied as a live example of an old fart. like some kind of zoo animal? Am I an Irish Takeaway?
I suppose there is only one thing left to say.