Saturday, April 21, 2018
You never really know what you'll get
The month of March passed here on clerkmanifesto and with it passed the five year anniversary of this blog. Five years! Five years of daily blog posts. I meant to note it but I was too busy blogging. Fortunately I have been able to take a moment out now, belatedly, from my busy blogging schedule, in order to stop blogging and properly celebrate here this auspicious occasion.
I am? Really? Blogging right now?
Oh boy! You're right! Look at my little typing fingers go!
Well, there in itself is a lesson for everyone. Blog every single day for five years and your typing speed goes from a modest 41 words a minute to a blazing 44 words a minute.
Once, shortly before the start of this blog, in the late 1980's, there was a popular book called Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow. My friends and I mocked it because, though we wished it was true, we were suspicious that it didn't apply to the likes of us. Confidently suspicious. Around this time a phrase from a movie "If you build it they will come" was also popular. A trifling 25 or so years later these phrases were shifting around optimistically in my mind as I began the profoundly dedicated undertaking that you see playing out here before your eyes. In my wildest dreams though I never imagined they would come true the way they did here, primarily concerning typing speed, with "A Slightly Faster Typing Speed" standing in for "the Money" (Do What You Love and A Slightly Faster Typing Speed Will Follow) and "a slightly faster typing speed" standing in for "they" ("If you build it a slightly faster typing speed will come").
I'm not complaining, exactly, with the added bonus that I can do it a little bit faster than I used to.