Wot No Chads?

I’ve been doing some thinking of late. I haven’t been blogging much and I’m wondering if it’s time to lay the blog down, as we say in Quaker circles. Has it served its purpose? What was that purpose? Am I losing my passion for writing it? Have I written all I can on the various subjects that this blog covers?

I’m not looking for a chorus of ‘oh, please don’t go!’ (though if you feel like it, don’t hold back). I just don’t want to fade away as so many blogs do. Anyway, I was reminded last night of something that really has faded away, ie the once ubiquitous chad. If you don’t know what a chad is, here’s an example.


And of course (wouldn’t you know it?) the word has utterly changed its meaning and now refers to an alpha male. Language is very confusing.

Kirk out

4 thoughts on “Wot No Chads?

  1. It gives me a buzz to write a good post but I realised at the start 7 years ago there would be no way I could post every day. I’m a little in awe of those who do – they must either spend a lot of time or write much more easily than I do – but there are many other things I want to do. I have only ever aimed for about 3 posts a month, even though it’s usually more. I’ve still got a lot of topics on my list.

  2. Of course: I knew what a chad was [being of ‘a certain age’], but had forgotten the terminology. Language does, indeed, change, as I was reminded by my forthright elder daughter when I was whingeing [as is my tedious wont] about another Americanism creeping into the sacred English language, but I know I’m fighting a losing battle, so I might as well just glower quietly in the background and preserve the precious relic in my own outpourings. On that subject: you might find that a rest is as good as a change, so for what it’s worth, just enjoy life however you can, and come back to the blog when you feel ready — you’ll always be welcome 😀 Cheers, Jon.

  3. I always enjoy your posts, and look forward to them. As I am coming up on 70 years of age, I am very familiar with Chad, and had no idea it had been ‘hijacked’.
    If you have run your course with blogging, then it has to be up to you to decide whether or not to continue. If you do, I hope to be around as a follower for a long time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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