As I sit and write this post, it is indeed raining outside. Although it is not a Monday. It is in fact a Thursday, which is infinitely worse. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. But since no-one has yet written a song entitled “Rainy days and Thursdays” we’ll stick to the title if you don’t mind.
Over the last six months since I started blogging, I have read lots of blogs. When I find a blogger whose work I enjoy, I usually try to go back to the beginning of their blog to read some of their older posts. Or course sometimes that involves 3000 posts over the course of 5 years, in which case I skim the titles and read the ones that look like fun. I also like to do this because many bloggers don’t have any comments for the first few months. I suppose not many people go back and read the archives, so until you are well known and popular, you are largely blogging for your own benefit.
Which is sad, because a lot of really good stuff gets lost then. Admittedly most of my early stuff deserves to remain in obscurity, but sometimes a gem comes through.
So here’s my idea. On Rainy Day Mondays I will be posting an old post – one that’s been lying around waiting for a rainy day. Either one from one of my own sites, or one from another blog I follow or have read. If I am posting from another blog, I will obviously get the permission from the owner first.
If you would like to see any blog-posts - either your own, or that of another blogger you admire - appear on Rainy Day Mondays, feel free to send me a message. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep it anonymous. So feel free to shamelessly self-promote one of your own posts, I’ll never tell it was you. Promise.
If you like the idea, feel free to steal it. As long as you post a link to my site as well with the badge on the side-bar. Then come and post your link in my comment section. On the off-chance that this thing actually takes off on other sites, I will invest in a Mr Linky Widget, but until then we’ll just have to go old-school.
Let’s start digging in the archives people. There’s no use saving these gems for a rainy day. Let’s brighten up our Rainy Day Monday with a blast from the past.