I just want to be clear – I don’t do memes. I don’t have anything against those of you who do them yourselves (some of you voraciously so). I just have no interest in them. Never really have. For one thing, I find them to be wearisomely boring, and for another, I find them to be terribly uncreative and impersonal. I generally prefer to learn about folks by actually spending time in one-on-one communication with them, rather than through a bit of question-and-answer that goes around and around and around. Oh, and that’s another thing – I tend to rebel against fads. Memes are, by definition, fads. Usually very short-lived fads, but fads nonetheless. If it’s something that everyone’s doing, then I don’t usually want to partake. It’s that whole creativity thing again, I think.
I realize I’ve been tagged several times over the last few weeks by various people with various memes and dubious honors – and I appreciate your thinking of me. I really do. But I thought you might appreciate an explanation of why your ‘tags’ have seemed to go ignored. They kind of have. I like to generate content here that I would hope that my readers will appreciate and find to be interesting and original. I’ve visited blogs where the owner does nothing but memes – and I quickly click through because I find them altogether droll and uninteresting. And I figure that if _I_ get that bored with memes, there are probably plenty of others who do, too.
So no offense and I cry your pardon, but memes are just not for me. If you want to, though, I do take requests for articles and essays, if anyone so chooses to volunteer a topic or question. _Those_ I’m more than happy to jump on and draft some thoughts on for your reading pleasure.