Confessions of a Blogger who dislikes these posts


The IBM E Editor, editing this post

Yesterday evening, Sebastian tagged Clara and I in a Confessions of a Blogger post. I'll admit, I'd prefer making a contract with Kyuubey than answer such posts, but I do not wish to renege on this social responsibility. Therefore, I will be answering them John Walkenback style.

When did you first start blogging and why?
2004, because I wanted to.

Have you had any past online presence?

When did you become serious about your blog?
After ascending higher than a cumulus.

What was your first blog post?
The one that preceded the second.

What have been your biggest challenges blogging?
Draft accumulation.

What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
Writing unique posts, rather than filling out cookie cutter questionnaires.

What is the most discouraging thing about blogging?
Aforementioned cookie cutter questionnaires.

What is your lasting inspiration or motivation?
To help people with technical issues I’ve also faced, and to act as a life record I may find interesting in the future. There are other personal reasons, but this is not the post to discuss them.

Have you ever blogged in a creamy vat of strawberry custard?
Where are your cameras?

What is your blogging dirty little secret?
Okay, I’ll bite on this one. I still draft in the IBM E Editor from PC DOS. None of the clones match its elegance or speed, so I run the original in DOSBox. My long term ambition is to write my own faithful clone one day in ncurses.

What is your current goal as a blogger?
To never write a post like this again.

Have you learned or become passionate about anything through blogging that caught you by surprise?
Are we done here?

Yes, all clichés have been wrung. Thank you for your time Ruben.
Don’t mention it!

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