history is what you make of it, and the editor’s opinion is final
the first picture I posted ~ my old sports car SARA
Seven years ago, on or about 24 June 2013, I started to write and publish this jackcollier7.com blog. Looking back, I wonder what on Earth possessed me to think I could possibly do such a thing! And the me from back the would have been amazed that the damn thing is still going about 2,557 days later!
Back then I knew nothing at all about blogging, other than I had read some pieces on some other people’s blogs. I mean literally, I knew nothing about blogging, and there I was starting off to write what was to become a daily effort of blood, sweat, toil, and tears.
Originally this was all supposed to be about personal finance, and the wider world of Banking, Finance, Economics, and the Consumer Society. It’s changed a bit since then. These days I’m more likely to publish some erotic photographs with risque text to accompany them, as I am to write a piece about financial matters. It’s actually up to you to decide whether you like my blog or not ~ but come what may I will write and publish what I want to write, just as long as it’s legal, honest, decent, and within my own ethical guidelines.
Since I started in June 2013, I have published 1,748 blogs. I’ve written more than that because some of the stuff I wrote I thought was dross before I published it, and some of the stuff I’ve published I’ve trashed after it’s been published. Even I sometimes have second thoughts.
In total there have been 9,651 comments on this blog, of which 3,328 are mine. It says that I have 2,554 followers, but that number is hopelessly inaccurate ~ probably less than 100 people regularly read / like / comment on this stuff today.
What I do know is that I still have 3 very loyal followers from those very first days. Some others who follow my blog have also been doing so for a very long, long time.
I guess I will go on writing because it does keep my mind active. And, I have met some very interesting people through this blog, a few of whom have become very dear friends indeed.
Whether or not to go on writing just the same sort of stuff???
Or to try something completely utterly different???
Honestly, I don’t know ~ what do you all think
my most frequently used picture
hmmmmm still features a car
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries.
It had been my intention to completely kill off the identity, the internet identity of jackcollier7. It transpires that this was not as easy as I thought it should be. To begin, although I thought I had utterly destroyed the email address; email@example.com I had done nothing of the sort. I had merely hidden the damn thing ~ emails were still merrily ending up there.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
This website / blog is / domain is irrevocably registered as jackcollier7.com The world and his dog knows my nom de plume Jack Collier ~ I have books published under that name. Comments and ‘likes’ about my blog posts were still going to jack collier. And, that’s only the stuff I’ve discovered without really investigating.
(there are over 2500 unread emails in the jackcollier7 inbox)
Therefore, I shall bow to the inevitable. Jack Collier is my pen name, and shall remain so. Jack is not a person, has no thoughts or opinions of his own, and will not take the blame for anything whatsoever.
Jack Collier is not my real name. He is not me, although I was getting close to having a real Dissociatve Identity Disorder. Jack Collier is just a label, nothing more and nothing less. What you really get is Gordon Burrows.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.