State of the Blog: TYFR

End-of-the-month commentary on blogging. [State of the Blog]

At the end of last month, I started new habit. I end each post with

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

At end of the audio CD of Pacific, the author/narrator Simon Winchester says, “Thank you for listening.” How nice, I thought. I should do that. It’s entirely possible that I have read this in tens or hundreds of other blogs over the years. For whatever reason, the Pacific CD is the first time it registered. (If you are wondering, audio CDs in the car, Audible on my phone everywhere else.)

Pacific CD

It’s the right thing to do, since you were kind enough to share part of your day with me. However, it has the added marketing advantage of getting my name on the screen and injecting a personality into the post. I struggle with this. Decades of journalism trained me to do the opposite. Keep my opinions to myself & present the information. [Identity]

Also, I fiddled with subtitle again. [Subtitle History]
Show today, but not for me. No biggie. I don’t usually go to this one: long drive, no third riding class, & no separate adult division [Quietude]. The last time I went to this show was 2013 [Report: ETSA Spring Classic].

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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