In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them.
Question 5: Peter the pedant picked up on my poor planning to ask “Time travel for bloggers. (Like – how to suggest a title for Saturday’s post at 1700 on Sunday)”.
Time travel for bloggers
These days most blogging tools allow you to pre-date a post, giving you the opportunity to schedule several posts in advance and then disappear off to Spain for a week, knowing that your rabid audience will be fed their usual diet of nonsense whilst you are away. It’s a very handy feature.
This ‘time travel’ is, of course, little more than a technical trick but what if a blogger COULD time travel? Where would the best place, sorry, the best time, for a blogger to go?
It’d have to be in the future of course, although I guess you could go back about 10 years or so, maybe 15 but not much further or you’ll be pre-internet and most definitely pre-blog! So, off to the future we head, but where?
Over to you lot I think. Where would you go? How far into the future? 1 week, 1 month, 1 year?
Would you visit yourself regardless of the potential for disruption to the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destruction of the entire universe? Would you visit another blogger perhaps? Or would you visit any old random place and time in the vague hope that it still existed? (and what happens if you suddenly appear in a time and space that doesn’t exist… er… what? confusing myself now..)
The main problem with visiting the future is that we don’t know what it holds, so choose carefully. I’d hate for you to get any nasty surprises.
So my time-travelling bloggers, where will YOU go?