Since I wrote about reaching 100 , I want to celebrate getting to 200 blog posts today, before September arrives.
I wish I had time to write more often. But after doing three Star columns a week, teaching continuing education classes at U of T and George Brown College, making speeches and responding to readers’ emails, I’m “knackered.” (Great word, eh? Here’s a definition. Don’t you love Wikipedia?)
I just saw the movie Julie and Julia and felt a kinship with blogger Julie Powell. Not that I expect to pull off a book deal and film starring Meryl Streep as she did, but I recognized the scene where her husband fumed at losing her attention while she was on her computer communicating with strangers. That’s a familar argument at our home.
So, let me say again that blogging has its rewards (as well as challenges). There’s a community of readers here, who love to share their likes and dislikes, tips, contacts and philosophy of money and consumerism. They find comfort in reading about others who had the same problems they did and successfully resolved them.
Long may they continue to connect with each other and learn through common experiences.
In the near future, I hope to post reader feedback about Dell (one of the first to outsource customer service overseas) and to keep exposing the water heater replacement racket. And I’m wondering about the Harper government’s enthusiastic response to Montreal activists asking for tougher laws on rogue advisers. Would this have something to do with Quebec’s reluctance to endorse a national financial regulator?
So, keep those comments and story suggestions coming. I’ll try to cook up more controversy in the days to come.