If you are at all internet-savvy you will have no problem discerning the above acronym. If, on the other hand, you are not, you may at this very moment be running through possibilities. What could it be? The Docklands Light Railway? Hang on, no… To London by Diesel Railway? Tired Liberals Drink Rose? The Lib-Dems Rule? (I don’t think so). Tired, Love? Drink Responsibly??
No – it is this; a cruelly but appropriately brief brush-off for a piece of internet writing which the reader was unable to finish. It stands for ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’. Not that anyone has ever posted such a comment at the foot of one of MY blog-posts. Oh, no! I always keep mine short and pithy – in fact sometimes I think they’re too short.
Sooo, to that end, a brief report: today I am getting together a selection of poems for the Camden Competition (Camden Poets, patron Andrew Motion) and hoping to send off an autobiographical piece about the garden of the vicarage where I grew up, which is here:
OK now go on, put a TLDR comment at the bottom of this post. I dare you!
And if you do you will, as you have no doubt spotted, have created a paradox.