Tee hee, that’ll be the day. Normally nobody except Free (freevh.com) and Stijn (siggma.be) reads this. Possibly Peter (amongst others Tuscani.be and Stormvision.be) too. And maybe Lieve (no website, tch!).
I can image I could have a wider audience if I wrote this in English. I can image I’d attract the kind of people who would be interested in the inane blathering of Some Guy Who Doesn’t Have A Life?. Possibly.
But then again, I don’t really want that kind of attention. So why’d I start a weblog? Well, I’ve always wanted to keep a diary. And I’ve been writing stuff on websites ever since I had the Albania For King Zog Committee site. And I’m a compulsive collector. Of things. Books. DVDs. Stuff. Computers. Keyboards. Links to websites. Data. Anything. So it only seemed natural to put all that together and start a weblog to keep a kind of personal record of my feelings, sites I visit, things I do, etcetera.
Why in Dutch? I could probably do this in English. Or in French, given a reason. But Dutch is the language I’m most confident writing in. I don’t want to be searching for words when I feel like saying something. In fact, I’m not even writing proper Dutch. Should I be flattered when Harald [email@example.com] says “I’m afraid ‘blerg’ is a Vuijlstekism.“? I dunno. I write in my weblog as if I were writing an e-mail to someone I know. Who would, on average be Flemish, fluent in English, at home on the internet and interested in all sorts of things.