Monday, December 21, 2020

Bark blog


I know that you come here to this blog to read witty, insightful, er, to explore clever, biting analysis of current, no, no, I know! to find thoughtful, humorous reflections on...

Oh dash it! I have no idea why you come here!

But for some reason I think lots more people should come here.

And that is why I am thinking of converting clerkmanifesto to a 100% bark blog.

Instead of coming daily to this blog and seeing stories of my friendship with Bob Dylan, witty takedowns of Republicans, funny library stories, colorful cultural insights, elegiac reflections on the beauty of the world, amusing letters to the editor, off kilter guides to literature, music and art, and occasional direct dictation from God, you would instead come to this blog every day and see pictures of bark.

I know, I know, this could be big!

This could be a huge breakthrough for clerkmanifesto, the one we've been waiting for!

But what do you think?

Would you like to see, instead of an essay like this, a picture of bark everyday?

Right! That makes so much sense! You'd like to see what that would look like.

It would look like this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

So what do you think? Would you prefer a bark blog?

I love writing clerkmanifesto, but contrariwise I am also enormously fond of bark, adulation, and riches.

So it's too big a decision for me. 

I leave it to you. Let the public decide.


  1. Maybe no ALL bark, all the time. But a nice sprinkling of bark would be delightful. It really is varied and interesting.

    And until I read your phrase "pictures of bark," I was expecting a post about dogs.

    1. Noted.

      And yes, I was okay with being slightly indefinite with just what bark might be about. I wanted to take everyone by surprise, so like people would be all "OH, TREE BARK! This is the greatest most exciting day in the history of the Universe!!!!" Or something almost like that.


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