Reflections on Blogging
Post-Script: Another change that's taken place during the last eight years of this blog's life is that the place of blogging within the greater sphere of social media has been displaced by other, more abbreviated forms of communication that are less able to hold the attention of a potential audience longer than 140 character-long snippets. Not that tweeting and Instagram are a bad thing, but that they're a different thing from blogging, which remains, in my view, the best way for a person such as myself to present a more detailed, essay-like collection of thoughts to a wider audience.
This week I've switched out the Olivetti Underwood 21 for the Royal Mercury, my beach typing machine. It's compact and lightweight, but is also a bit more tinny-sounding in operation. Also, the caps need their vertical position adjusted, something I've yet to attempt on this model of typewriter. Also, the lead-in image was a "screen print" from my iPad (you press the home and power buttons simultaneously and it copies the screen to the tablet's camera roll).