I’m about to fall asleep. But luckily thanks to poster Sophie I have been made aware of the fact that I have a Tumblr account about me. I have never really used Tumblr and had it down as one of these things like Flickr where younger people than myself post photos. It turns out it is a bit more complicated than that. Actually, having been on the site I’m still not sure I understand what it is. But what I can say with certainty is that it’s the biggest archive I have ever seen of photos, press cuttings and so on of me – leaving aside my mum’s one, which stretches back a bit further to take in my school swimming badges, for example. Some of the stuff on this Tumblr site is almost as arcane as that, though. There are a good number of photos/scanned articles/other bits and pieces I’d never seen before myself. There are even a few pictures I’m not sure I remember ever being taken, or could reliably trace back. There’s one that my wife took in Hong Kong in 2006 and I’m blessed if I know how it came to be there.
Anyway, for anyone that likes me, this site is basically porn. For me, it was quite odd, like the closest you get to having one of those montages of your life highlights which are played after your death, while still being technically alive (as I am). From now on if I’m struggling to blog I’m just going to refer you to Tumblr where a composite version of me is still going strong even when I’m not doing anything. The address, or whatever you call it, is below. If someone wants to explain Tumblr to me by the way, that would be excellent. Who set up my page, for instance? Who contributes to it? It seems like people link stuff on other sites like Facebook automatically to it. God, the modern world eh? You think having an opinion on Katy Perry makes you cool, but it turns out there are even more things you have to know about than that.