Why do I waste my and your time writing nonsense?
To put it succinctly, I really don’t know.
It all started for me on al-maghrib forums some years back. In a since deleted thread (It was called “I’m not insane”) I wrote about some of the experiences that I’ve had and I kind of found it fun, despite being excruciatingly painful to extract at times.
I was relatively happy with some of the things I managed to put up on there; like, for example, Salahophobia, Mistaken Identity and Hands. It was supposed to be a weekly article but that eventually got too difficult for me to keep up with. In trying to write a “long” piece each week I invariably neglected many other things that I was supposed to be doing. Emails of apology to the site for late submission became a frequent practice.
Then when Abu ‘Eesa made posting comments on his blog restricted to blogger members only I decided to open an account. I also got bored enough to make a couple of posts on that blog, I’d made whilst opening the account. I didn’t really tell anyone about the site though, I really only passed a couple of hours there and left it at that.
When Sas created Puglu (now long dead) Islamic Network’s first blogging service, I figured I could export what I’d started on Blogger over to Puglu and thereafter make a concerted effort at blogging.
I stuck with the name (Smāll) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls that I’d used on Blogger in order to distinguish it from the longer writings I was still doing for Islamic Network [which I subsequently referred to as (Bīg) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls].
When Sas started the second blogging service for Islamic Network, Muslim Pad, I briefly exported my blog onto there. But I couldn’t work out how to do some of the techy stuff that I wanted for it and so I deleted it a month or so later.
I’ve often thought about exporting my Puglu blog onto WordPress but it just seems like a lot of work and I’ve never really gotten around to it.
Anyway, today I created this site, Ḍoṭṣ Unḍer Conṣonanṭṣ, so we’ll see what happens.
Although, most likely nothing.
Since I wrote this the Puglu domain name passed away. It happened suddenly and without warning over night. However, its passing was a quiet one and I don’t believe it suffered.
In a bid to revive (Smāll) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls it was rushed over to MuslimPad where it now lives happily (although “ever after” remains to be seen).
Unfortunately, Hats on MuslimPad met its end too (*pause for moment of silence*).
Anyway, after a vague surge of energy in 2010 I managed – with much help from WordPress support – to resuscitate (Smāll) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls .
And so – back from the dead – it can now be found over at the new WordPress address (Smāll) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls.