…it’s been a heck of a trip, Mabel…


…just under five years ago, this ol’ Jurassic scribbler posted his first ever blog post… as part of my author ‘outreach’ and ‘building the platform’ of followers and connections, it was a key event in the development of my SOSYAL NETWURK activity… for any writer in this modern age of e-communcation I highly recommend being involved on a regular basis in getting yerselves and yer WURK on to yer own links of choice… y’see, this blog automatically connects to my accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pocket, Google+ and any others I choose to indulge… net result is a DIRECT reach to more than 30,000 pairs of eyes… just for fun, I had a wee look at that initial post, dated MAY 23, 2012, and share it with yeez here:

MAY 23, 2012 · 9:11 PM

…I am an endangered species, trying to make myself a tad less endangered… computers and Web-by things and I are fundamentally incompatible… without a safety net or a plethora of shrinks, I am plunging into the deep end here in cyberspace… by all accounts, Web Jurassics like me should have vanished off the face of the earth eons ago… but, hell, I look in the mirror, and I’m still here… evolve or be damned, they say… keep up with the times, they say… embrace this world of Twitter, and Facebook, and LinkedIn and Godknowswhatelsesocialnetworks you can find, they say… well there’s a misnomer if ever there was one… ‘Social Networks’… it’s basically non-instinctive for any human being to press buttons on a piece of electronic hardware and be ‘communicating’ anywhere… yes, yes, I know we’ve had telephones and televisions and going back a wee bit, tons of radios and such for quite a while now… but I bet they were the cause of untold anguish to our forebears when they first encountered them… well that’s how I am…  I wanted yeez to know that, so that when I press whatever button (or is that ‘key’?) to send this virgin, maiden missive into the depths of ‘out there’, and all the town and city lights suddenly go out, yeez’ll know who to blame… I’m a new author… new, not in the physical bodily sense, for that was quite a while ago, but new to the family of fellow suffering scribes who sit staring at computer screens until their heads twirl backwards and their eyeballs fall out from plot and character development fatigue… and right here, it’s appropriate to sneak in a confession… I’m LUVVIN IT!.. the whole Twittery, Kindle-y, eBooks versus printed books debate-y, blog-gy, beautiful nine yards of it… I’m hooked, and don’t wish to be un-hooked any time soon… thanks for being out there, LUVLY people… talk to yeez in a while, I’ve got to go and discuss a little Point of View (POV to the author-y cognoscenti) with the writing committee in my head…

…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



Filed under Blether, Scribbling & Stuff

15 responses to “…it’s been a heck of a trip, Mabel…

  1. So happy that you are still writing, kind sir, after all these years! You bring a great deal of joy to the internet. May you continue to do so for many, many years to come!

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  2. You’ve nailed it as ever, Seumas – a heck of a trip. Along the way you’ve also become an inspiration to some of us who read your blog, as well as being a successful author:).

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  3. Plenty of road ahead! Always forward!

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  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    How it all started for my good friend Seumas away back in May 23rd, 2012 (at 9.11 PM Abu Dhabi Local time) – and he hasn’t stopped bletherin’ since (communicating, for the non-Scots among us) 👍😃

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  5. What a ride! Thank you for sharing it with us, Seumas.

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  6. And you’re still going strong, Seumas. 😀 — Suzanne

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  7. See? It connects, that world wide web. It’s good to know you, Seumas, even though we’re miles and hours away and never met. And still, here you are, a part of my life. 🙂

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