Wednesday, 2 January 2008

This blog so far....

It is now over two weeks since I started this blog, and in the last few days there are signs that some people are taking notice, with an increase in hits to this site, and more comments coming through. So far I feel happy with it, and hence I shall try to keep this site going till the end of January. Then I shall try to think if it is worthwhile continuing.

Some of the posts I have made have certainly sparked lively debate. However folks, if you are going to post any comments about myself or anyone else, PLEASE can you refrain from name calling, abusiveness or personal remarks! And try to be as objective and well informed as you can! I will post criticism so long as it is reasonable.

Meanwhile, I am back to the grind of daily life after the Christmas holidays, lamenting the fact like the rest of my family that it passes in a flash. Reality has come like a bucket of cold water, and there are thirty grim days of January to slog through.....














Through life's long day, and death's dark night, O gentle Jesus, be our light.

3 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

January will be a cinch for you Oliver!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I'm visiting your blog on the recommendation of Mrs. Jackie Parkes, whose blog I regularly enjoy. You write well. I hope you keep it up. When I first started blogging I did question myself about what my purpose was in doing this. I thought it would be simply an exercise in writing. I have found it is even more than that. It also allows me to "meet" and pray for so many people I would not otherwise know. I have an e-social life that is very enjoyable. And since my blog is largely about personal events in my life, it also is a record of my family's history that one day my children might enjoy. (Although they rarely even look at my blog now. LOL) Anyway, best of luck.
Oh, and on the subject of January...it is not always dark. Here in Michigan at this very moment we have ten inches of snow and very bright sunshine that is making it glisten everywhere. Looks like a winter wonderland. God is good.

Oliver Hayes said...

Alas, Rosemary, winter in Birmingham and most of England is not like winter in the States! There is little snow, and it is cold, wet, grey and guarenteed to make the most cheerful temprements gloomy and severely depressed. I count the days till Candlemas on February 2nd, when the long dark nights finally come to an end. What a relief and joy the Feast of Our Lady's Purification is!