Sunday, October 11, 2009

The curious case of blogging

If I had stayed and persisted in whipping out of my complaining hands a few more months of writing, I would have, by now, been celebrating my second year of blogging. But I didn’t stay and the rules of blogging took over. For every month that I have been away, I have aged backwards. And so today I find myself not at the 2 year mark, but somewhere worryingly around the 11th month.
It is enough to make you weep.

There is some advantage to being 11 months again. For one, I get to look forward to another one year old birthday celebration. For another I am better equipped to handle the time because of my experience. Much has changed since I was 11months and yet again very little has. The company is different. I do not expect this blog to be read because most of my dear friends have all gone. Swallowed by that ever ravenous shark that is life.
For example Naapali is gone. There are rumours that he is has been stolen by a loving wife and delightfully troublesome children. I have never been one to pay attention to proffered truth. Naapali is exactly where I left him. The only problem is I cannot remember where.

Atutu is also gone from the world of blogging. Fortunately I get to chat with him every now and then. But even in our conversations I sense the absence of what was. The magical lure of blogging is gone, replaced by the harsh realities of life. “LOL” in the world of cyber space calls to the mind the happy chatter of bloggers. In the real world they are just alphabets with very little significance.

Nigerian drama queen is supposed to be around. But even I am half convinced that this is untrue. The other half of me knows for certain that it most certainly is not. True there still are some of my old friends hanging around the woods. It appears Bumight is yet to perform her first medical murder and Fantasy queen is still very much in her Eldorado. Shubby doo still posts the occasional post and Afrobabe is still in search for the 6 hour orgasm experience. But even though many of these familiar names are still present, most of them have evolved without me. They are who they are before I left, but now even so much more that they aren’t.
The world of blogging has changed. The people. The colours and even the language.

Sometimes I feel like I am getting old.
Other times I wake up and realize that indeed I am.
But every now and then I get to experience the thrill of being young again. In another five minutes, I will return to the real world filled with work, deadline, coke and the never ending pursuit of physical fulfilment.
But until that happens I will remain here.
And for a little while, I will be 11 months again.

19 comments:

fantasy queen said...

carl i have missed you...and who says my life has evolved without you(well my blog live..lol)it hasnt. i still live for the moment, when you'll make up your mind about either growing old with me in blogville or leaving to buy a cigarette and never returning:)

akaBagucci said...

Life happened... Hopefully, you'll be here for a few more years?

mizchif said...

HE'S ALIVE!!!!

How unfair for you to let us live without tales of Mourhino and his angelic duties.

Good to know you are alive though and congratulations on being 11months again.

Try not to be too much of a stranger.

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

speechless.... hes alive!!! lol

UndaCovaSista said...

Hey Carlang!

bumight said...

CARLANG!
who says nobody'll read ur blog? ive been watchin this space for a loooooong time! and yes, the world of blogging has changed, but once a blogger, always a blogger :)

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

nice post. It definitely captures the fluid world of blogging.

I can't believe I feel like an old-timer. I yearn for those flashes of pure excitement at the thought of a hilarious story, or an insightful post from my blog faves. But, alas, so many are gone and each week I force myself to hang in there.

I wonder...

Hope to see an update from you soon.

Myne Whitman said...

I almost lost hope you were coming back. I always stalked you even before I joined on blog. I saw your comment somewhere and rushed over here. Welcome back and hope to see more of your angel stories?

Vera Ezimora said...

Carlang!!!!!!!!!

Yes oooo, a lot of our friends are gone, but new ones keep popping up. In so many ways, it also represents the way life works. Soldier go, soldier come, barracks remain. Abi?

NoLimit said...

C'est la vie!!!
Just glad to read a post from you!!!

theicequeen said...

:( true words...blogs aren't the same anymore...the words are different, the impressions are different..no doubt they may be great..but for some reason i stubbornly hang on to memories of the way it was...i miss that...

Keep blogging though! come back and be a regular again!

bArOquE said...

i remember when someone with a fanciable neighbour went for a morning run with the neighbourhood dogs...hehehe
at least some of us still hang around blogsville, dont we

Afrobabe said...

The prodigal son is back I see...


11 months yeah, well I on the other hand have lost count…I am more away than here…
Hope you are hear to stay

CaramelD said...

Carlang,

Blogging is like the Mafia. Once you enter, you can never leave The Family!

Shubby Doo said...

dude!!!

N.I.M.M.O said...

I will believe it when I read a second post.

Who says Carlang is back?

LusciousRon said...

You came back? My evening is made! Bless us with some good posts.

Olamild said...

i waz here

ozaveshe said...

and u forgot to add me in the list! of course i want to be remembered as one of blogging's greatest and most inconsistent...