Of course I am being presumptuous about the “second decade”, by which of course I mean “of blogging”. See Floating Life for the first one.
The 2010s will see me pass my three-score and ten, so who knows what may happen? [In 2011 the name changed to “Final Decade”!]
This blog will be less argumentative, as befits my advancing years.
Frequently Unasked Questions
1. What does that title mean?
Well, that’s the date here in Surry Hills, and it marks the turning of the year. It’s transitional too between Floating Life and Neil’s Second Decade. It’s a doublepost because it appears on both blogs.
2. Why are you starting yet another blog?
Reviewing the decade of blogging for the twelve Blogging the Noughties posts several things struck me.
I found myself re-presenting personal posts in the main and decided future blogging might be lighter than Floating Life has sometimes been.
A decade seems to have a kind of shape to it; ending Floating Life now seemed better than just going on “forever”.
3. So the new blog will be trivial?
Not entirely. Just lighter.
4. Aren’t you assuming something in the new blog’s title?
It’s true I reach my three-score and ten in the coming decade. Who knows what the future holds?
5. What can we expect on the new blog?
Who knows? Book reviews, of course. I am tossing around a Mary Mackillop post at the moment.
6. What about the National Library?
As some of you know, Floating Life is now archived at the National Library in Canberra. Whether the new one is remains to be seen, but the link to it will be archived at least.
7. What should your regular readers do?
Adjust their links and feeds, I hope.
8. What have you done to coordinate your blogs?
The only public blogs that will be ongoing are Neil’s Second Decade and Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog. They will have a feed each to the other prominently displayed in their side bars. On Neil’s Second Decade (which has only three extra pages) there is a page listing all my blogs back to 2000 with month-by-month archive links.
English/ESL was retired on 18 January 2010 after a very long run.