Every time I get ready to bail, something else turns up, another blog, Khalid posts again, someone asks to be blogrolled, someone's looking for a penpal... something always happens.
So I guess there is a niche this blog is filling, probably accidentally, until something more profound springs up in it's place.
And you know, if I were paranoid, I would say that evidently someone else thinks this site serves a purpose too. Because for the last week I have had severe problems trying to login to post to this particular blog. In spite of the fact that I can post merrily and to my hearts content on all my other insignificant sites, which have nothing to do with Iraq (much). I mean, if I were paranoid I might wonder if perhaps someone were trying to thwart us in covering all the real crucial stuff that needs posting about Iraq. I mean, real nitty gritty contentious material, like, um, penpal emails and stuff. Oh yes, we publish a lot of real top secret stuff here. Like, links to blogs. Lol. Top secret; "Khalid had kit-kats for breakfast again", that kind of thing. You know, the stuff that is a real threat to national security.
Oh yes, the vanguard of resistance is this site. All week long have I been trying to log in to post promised posts - but will the page open? No. Well, as I said if I were paranoid... but thankfully I am a simple soul, a trusting, forgiving, dependable, meek and mellow source, so I simply just keep trying.
Ironically, one of the few times I actually managed to log in here this week was to remove a top-secret message (um, something about chatting up strangers in bars) which we decided compromised our own security code, here at Iraq Blog Count.
Well, at least this time I got past the dashboard to the "create new post" page. Lets see if we can actually publish it now.
We have a saying where I'm from. Actually we have a few, about throwing the baby out with the bathwater, children overboard, so to speak (sorry, local reference, not everyone is gonna get it). So I guess this pixel thin danger is here to stay, a little bit longer anyway, just like the war, which doesn't seem to be going away either.