500 downloads of my book. But how many folk actually took a look…?
Yesterday, someone was the 500th person to download a copy of Wholly Man (ignore the lonesome ‘2’ – they were my two accidental downloads when I was testing it worked). It was quite exciting for me! When I uploaded it in January, I hoped for about 200 downloads by the end of the year, so I’m thrilled.
But I can’t help wondering: does anyone actually read it? I suspect it’s one of those documents that people download and mean to read, but never get around to it.
This poem was written back in 2014, when I blogged as The Laughing Housewife. In those days, WordPress strongly encouraged its bloggers to blog and – once the novelty of blogging had worn off and I all I felt was guilt if I didn’t post something – I strenuously resisted. And by ‘strenuously resisted’ I mean, ‘wrote a bad poem which I’m pretty sure no WordPress Employee ever read’.
When I do not write You prompt me to Bloggers not blogging Reflects badly on you
When I do write You spy on me I must object Tremendously
But let’s be fair This ode is crap Are you really sure You want me back?
twenty-two-eleven-twenty-two a palindrome date well that’s nothing new we have such things twelve times a year don’t know why I thought it a good idea to write a poem to mark this event my brow is furrowed my pen is bent this one was tough my brain is dust and so I must expectations adjust I refuse to write for you a palindrome rhyme that scourge of life that waste of time that cause of strife on twenty-second December twenty-twenty-two