A scary thought

I have just had a really scary thought. If I were to die right now, my writing on this blog would still live on for a few weeks.

I would be dead and yet some of my content would yet to be published.

This ‘death defying’ trick can be done all thanks to the WordPress schedule post feature. This post was not actually written on the 11th of February, but the 23rd of January instead.

An article scheduled for the 11th of February 2011

An even scarier thought is that by the time this scheduled post about scheduled posts gets out, I could have gone under a bus, got hit by a train or had a heart attack.

What a terrible thought.

Hopefully I am not dead and hopefully my server isn’t down so on the 11th of February 2011 you are able to read this scheduled post 🙂

Scheduled posting is very handy for me and for you. For you it means you have a constant stream of new content, and for me it means I can manage my time more effectively.

For example today (23rd of January not 11th of February) I have written three articles. This is because sometimes I can be in a great mood for writing, so I just write and write and write. But then when I am too busy or my writing cap isn’t firmly screwed on, I might now write anything for days.

What’s your opinion on this – is scheduled posting a good thing?

Blog Action Day

This article is off topic, but it in aid of a very worthwhile cause.

I regularly read Lillie Ammann’s blog, as I find it very thought provoking, and it has a really nice little community of writers and commenters.

In a recent post, Lillie wrote about “Blog Action Day 2010: Water”. Blog Action Day is a site which aims to

“raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.”

In the past it has focused on poverty and other causes, but this year it has focused on water.

I read Lillie’s post on Blog Action Day and as most of her posts do, it got me thinking. So I investigated Blog Action Day, and had a look at their site.

Water

It seems to me, to be a very good idea, a blog specialising in promoting those really important issues, that it is easy to forget.

The official date was the 15th of October, so I have missed the deadline, but I think that it is still very important to raise this issue.

Please watch this short video and hopefully you too will appreciate this.

So what can you do? Raise awareness, that’s Blog Action Day’s main aim. Awareness leads to people helping, as without knowing that there is a problem, how can we possible help?

If you are a blogger, please seriously think about posting an article and promoting the word, as it is a good one. Don’t forget there will be another Blog Action Day next year, so you (and hopefully me) can be ready for that one!

“Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.”

Is that not a good enough reason to act?

Visit blogactionday.change.org for more details on the scale of the problem, and to find out how you can help.

Thank You

UPDATE: I have also found an article about Blog Action Day, on another great blog of which I am a regular reader – AriHerzog.com. Please click Water Water Everywhere on Blogs Today to view Ari’s article. Well done Ari for promoting the word!

Funny Doctor Who Picture!

Okay, its a little off topic, or rather a lot off topic, but still, its funny.

If you watch Doctor Who then you will know that Matt Smith has now taken over from David Tennant. If you don’t you probably know that anyway, but if not just ignore this post, its probably not of much interest to you.

There is a really funny picture that I found recently of Matt Smith and David Tennant, so I thought I would post it here to give you a laugh! Scroll down past the Doctor Who Logo to see the image 🙂

Doctor Who Logo (2010)

The funny image is below 🙂

Matt Smith and David Tennant

Stuff and nonsense

Some old stuff and nonsense, to makes you think…

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.

One was blind and the other couldn’t see.
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout “hooray!”

A paralysed donkey passing by,
Kicked the blind man in the eye.
Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all.

Stuff & nonsense

A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came to arrest the two dead men.
If you don’t believe this story’s true,
Ask the blind man he saw it too!

A famous quote by Dr. Seuss kind of sums that up

“I like nonsense it wakes up the brain cells.” – Dr. Seuss

Very true isn’t it, it does wake your brain up – but why? Because of its absurdity/abnormality? That’s what I think, what about you?