A week or so ago, this site turned one! That's right folks, for just over one year I've been battling against the odds to try to affect a few changes in this crazy world.
The site started as THE PHILOSOPHERS WELL. Then I changed it to LIFE'S HELL because I thought the title might be daunting for some folk. Finally it settled as SEEKING UTOPIA. I then went underground for a while following a troll attack and called my blog SECRETLY SEEKING UTOPIA. Then, after Christmas, with renewed purpose, SEEKING UTOPIA burst upon the world scene again and has finally settled down.
It has been a dizzy ride, lots of highs, lots of lows. Blogging is not for the faint-hearted and, to survive, you have to give as good as you get. You also learn very quickly that the world is full of both good and bad people and sorting out which is which and dealing with them accordingly eventually becomes second nature. You also realise that the world is far, far bigger than you and that the forces which control it are massive, well organised and determined!
What have I achieved? I've done a lot of writing (400 plus posts) and canvassed a large number of serious issues. Despite that the world still spins just as it always did and the ten things I strongly oppose still fill the world with pain and suffering. However I have acquired some very good, decent, loyal friends who, unpretentiously, are also trying to make the world a better place for everyone. That sustains me through the dark times of self-doubt and frustration.
Whether I'll survive another year of blogging is another question but I'll give it a try. I extend my deep thanks to all those who have helped and supported me along the way.