The Rats Are Last To Leave The Sinking Ship

Very few people visit my blog nowadays, just a few diehards who 
haven't dumbed down to being Facebook addicts yet. Ironically
among those who have remained most loyal are my trolls who are
still willing to let me know where I've gone wrong in life at every
opportunity. Perhaps hatred is stronger than love after all.



The Rats Are Last To Leave The Sinking Ship — 11 Comments

  1. Ick! I had a dream about rats last night. I’ve not attempt to sort out why.

    I love Facebook for sharing pictures and quick witticisms, but it does not lend itself, in my view, to any real discussion. It’s more “dive by.”

  2. Well, Jonathan, if you didn’t have a counter, you’d have no idea how many people visit or don’t. I haven’t been by for a long time because my days have been fully occupied.
    I did try the Amazon thing once, but it didn’t work. Also, at my advanced age, I don’t buy much.
    PayPal I don’t use because they collect information. Also, doing any kind of business with Europe from the U. S. Is problematic. I’ve never managed to complete a transaction.
    What happened to the archives before 2010. Did you change software and that’s why I dropped out?
    I have no idea whether any but a few family members ever check Hannah blog. If something is worth doing, it doesn’t matter whether anybody likes it. Love doesn’t depend on being returned.
    Anyway, I’m glad you’re still kicking. Visit Hannah and see. If there isn’t something to like. You can sign up for an account, but you’d be the first and I’d know. LOL

  3. I have heard, and also experienced that among the worst punishments is that of being ignored. So even if the trolls are unwilling to ignore you, we all can easily ignore them.

    Even better would be to thank them and love them. Jesus commanded us to love our enemies and to do good to those who hurt us. Paul suggested that doing so would rain hot coals down on their heads. (Leave it to Paul to use love and kindness as weapons of revenge.)

  4. You’ve done ocicbw for many years now. Most blogs are not good quality for that long. You’ve been doing really well. I enjoy the brilliant jokes, though I suspect that there aren’t so many these days. Nobody can keep it up for ever. You’ve been providing free entertainment, free challenges, free insights. Has it become too much of a burden? Or has the new web layout changed what people see?

    • At the moment most of my energy is going into producing the podcasted services, Jonathan. My role on the blogs has been taken over by celebrity bloggers (ironically a lot of them are gay or women who wouldn’t say no if offered a bishop’s post). Also, I don’t feel like being funny at the moment. I am going to die without fulfilling my vocation in life. What’s there to laugh about.

  5. Serious question coming up: how do you know what your vocation is? If it’s what God is calling you to do, can you be mistaken? I was. I was ordained in 1976, thinking God was calling me to the priestly ministry. In 2002 I retired with ill health, feeling a complete failure and assuming that was the end. Every job the C of E had given me turned out to be something I was rubbish at. After that – well it would be an exaggeration to say that was the point when my real ministry began, but I certainly feel far better used.