Saturday, March 10, 2012
The exodus has begun
No, not that one.
I’m talking about the apparent exodus from my blog.
After peaking (not peeking, and I want to make that perfectly clear) at 92 followers, the total dropped to 91 last week and to 90 this morning.
So this is it, then. The beginning of The Long Goodbye.
It is painful...
...and so unnecessary...
...but it is what it is.
I wish things could have been different.
Was it something I said?
Was it something I did?
In the words of a writer named Daniel O’Brien (in “Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor”), The Long Goodbye is “a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance ... and any notions of friendship and loyalty are meaningless.”
Kind of like me and my erstwhile blogging friends.
That’s okay. I don’t care. As Alice said at the end of her long journey, “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”
But the impending demise will take awhile yet. At the rate it’s going, if I lose one follower each week and add no new ones, I will be speaking into thin air around the end of 2013.
If a blog falls in the forest and no one is there to hear, does it make a sound?
At least I can begin planning now for my future.
I’m going to take up curling while there’s still time.