Since starting my website and blog I have had occasion, many times over, when I wish I hadn’t bothered. Times when I just wanted to do something else, and forgive me, times when I am just bored to death about anything and everything metal detecting. Worse yet the weather here has been terrific of late and I’ve had no desire to go play in the dirt.
I visit the forums, websites, blogs and related pages on Facebook (which seem to multiply daily) and maybe it’s just me, but I have never seen so many redundant topics beaten to death, and as much as I would love to participate, I just can’t get excited about being the 100th person to say “great find Jack” or “welcome from Texas“. Don’t beat me up….I understand a lot of the information online is very useful for those just getting into the pastime or for those who are looking for answers to specific problems. As for me? Meh!
Perhaps it’s time to move on, find another interest, hobby or obsession. Maybe needlepoint or whittling…both are sedentary and would help alleviate my aches and pains. Then again maybe I should finally get involved in Petanque (Boules). I’ve had my balls now for sometime (Howland, don’t even bother), which is more than I can say for Warsaw Wally and Heritage Harry, and I’ve always wanted to get involved with the local group here in Dallas. Yep, maybe that’s the ticket. Toss a ball, drink a little pastis or wine, toss another ball…
If you have any suggestions on how to get me out of this funk let me know. I’ve been detecting for almost 40 years, and just need to get my head out of my ass. In the meantime bear with me when I cry in my beer (okay, it’s Merlot).
Webster’s definition of a blog:
“a web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer”.
So call this a reflection, file it away in the “bullshit” folder, and If by chance you are upset or offended about my criticisms above, please click here…
MY BRITISH COUSIN
Thanks to John Winter for sharing a recent Malamute Saloon posting by John Howland. The topic is something we need to be aware of and the more tekkies that read it, the better. This ongoing “it must be a detectorist” blame game is getting old, and we all pretty much know where it’s coming from…
Curious. Who was the first tekkie to take videos of their “in the field” experiences? I mean who was it that decided others would want to watch “them” dig a coin, button, whatever?