Welcome to this weeks Musings!
The Power Of The Internet
A few people recently, myself included, have made mention to how much they enjoy being part of our blogging community. This got me wondering how far my own little blog had reached around the world since I started it just over a year ago. So without further ado I checked out my statistics, however, before going any further I feel I should point out a couple of things, particularly to those of you who fall within a younger age group.
I did not grow up with computers, such things, if they featured at all, only appeared in the SiFi movies of the day, they certainly were not in the work place. To give you a further perspective on this, in 1974 when I was but a mere 17 year old office boy in a department of 250 people working in the City of London, I used to have to queue up to use the departmental calculator! The arrival of computers was simply extraordinary back then and the advancements to where we are today is therefore breathtaking to someone like me. The nearest I got to a hand held device way back then was holding my willy while having a pee!
So why mention this? Simply because I am in awe of the power of the internet and how it has made the world a smaller place. To think that here I am sitting at my desk in a house in a small Devon village in England, typing away on my laptop and at the touch of a button I can publish something which has the potential to be seen all over the world is, to me at least, incredible. As my mum or dad would say “What will they think of next!”.
As things stand my blog has currently been viewed in 32 countries and across 6 continents. If someone had said to me a year ago that this would be the case I would never have believed them. Very minor in the big scheme of things I know but in the world of TIM simply extraordinary.
The May Challenge
I have several things on the go on the moment but also need to allocate time for May’s Neglected Model Challenge. Having been through my bits box I have a couple of ideas of what I might do. What did surprise me though was how many figures I had which I would not personally describe as neglected.
I’m not sure it matters a great deal in the scheme of things but I would describe neglected as something I wanted to do but for whatever reason haven’t. In truth many of the figures I have in my bits box are figures that I never wanted to do in the first place and have no real appetite for doing now either. So why do I have them?
Unfortunately, and I suspect we are all victims of this, some figures can only be purchased in sets and we don’t always want all of the figures. A bit like buying pants or socks in sets of four or five, at least one pair is crap. And so it is with figures. Not neglected, simply never wanted in the first place.
Other than using them for spare parts the question of course is what to do with them? Painting practice? Both are rather sad outcomes for someone who went to the trouble of sculpting them. Perhaps I’ll try to love them and think of them as neglected after all.
I had a thought the other day, not an exciting one as you will have gathered from the titlle above. The truth is I have been feeling more than a little nostalgic of late, an age thing I’m sure, which in turn got me thinking about all sorts of things including my early modelling days. Not entirely sure what I have to say on the subject but nevertheless I think I will put pen to paper (make that fingers to key board) and see what transpires. I don’t envisage what I have to say being more than a few posts but we will see.
Clearly this news will have gotten you all excited but you are just going to have to be patient and wait!
Until next time.