Monday, 9 November 2015

The Lapsed Blogger's Dream?

I have just discovered the best possible thing that could happen to a lapsed blogger who re-enters the fray. Such a blogger knows from experience that the well of inspiration is sometimes dry. He knows also the time involved in compiling a new post, and how elusive that time can often be. In addition he can sometimes be really quite lazy. What might such a blogger kill for?

Archive material from an old incarnation of his blog, perhaps? Yes indeed!

I've just been poking around the dusty recesses of my hard drive and found exactly that. I'd forgotten all about them! I can take screenshots and post them as images, and then the truly desperate can click, make big, and read. Result!

The original version of NQS was hatched on 21 June, 2008. Here is the very first post...


Interestingly, the final sentence was way off the mark, and Scilly featured several times, and will again. The first line, however, was absolutely spot on. I'm still wondering! And probably, dear long-suffering readers, so are you...

Believe me, now that I've found this little treasure trove you can be sure I'll be raiding it as the need arises!

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  1. Gav, when I get home from Dungeness next week I will link you up with my blog. The iPad I'm using doesn't want to let me do it at the moment. Looking forward to all sorts of stuff from Cogden...

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    1. Thanks Steve, much appreciated. Funnily enough I thought of you the other day as I tramped along Cogden beach, because there were lots of plants in flower still. I am ignorant of almost all things botanical, and though I could identify one as a campion of some sort (white flowers - Bladder Campion?) the rest were a mystery. Your talents would have been dead handy there!

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  2. At least you would only have told the same story twice, instead of 28 times like I might have.

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    1. Ric, I was delighted to find some golf ball stuff too. In fact, it was your mention of that topic which reminded me that I went through a period of archiving the first incarnation of NQS on my old pc. Lo and behold, there it was tucked away on this laptop as well!

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    2. This is great news.
      I feared the NQS archives, were lost forever.
      I'm sure I wasn't the only one who used to have another read through during an idle hour or six.

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    3. Cheers Ric. I've worked out an interesting way to rehash the stuff too - not just as screenshots and images, but much more devious...

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