Who remembers that show? Heck, it was yonks ago if I remember correctly. In fact, I was still a pint when the brilliant Carl Sagan used to intone every week about how many ‘billions and billions’ of stars are out there. And how many ‘billions and billions’ of light years between the creation of one universe and another. Today, there are billions of people on this small globe called Earth, not so. And of these billions, take a guess how many of them are on their smart mobiles right now. To get closer to the shocking truth, get Insta likes to record against your Insta platform.
Not an Insta member? Shocking! Me not like. Hard to believe, given that Instagram is one of the most popular networks in town. It’s probably more popular than the granddaddy of them all, YouTube. Which reminds me, if you’re what they call a millennial and you weren’t around when Cosmos was being shown on TV every week, you might want to go to YouTube and download some of those old episodes. It’s fascinating stuff, I tell you. And then do the decent thing and let the guy who put those old doccies up for you know that you really liked what he did.
You got to do this if you want to be liked too. That’s one of the first things I did when I first starting using Facebook. I had to because Instagram wasn’t around back then. Gosh, I wish I had the toys you kids have today. Not that it matters. I’m doing alright for now. Anyhow, I used to check out other people’s posts (still doing it today, I suppose) and if it had any merit, I’d flip the ‘like’ switch. But I got to tell you, I wasn’t entirely genuine about this. Apart from just being nice and polite, I had ulterior motives.
You see, I figured if I started liking people at this rate (even if behind the scenes I really didn’t give two hoots about them) they’d start liking me back. And, boyo, they did. But then again, it was that good. I put a lot of effort into my work. Still doing it today, now that I’m on Instagram. I put a lot of thought into my posts before I publish them. I never forget to edit it for typos. I never forget to read over my copy to check and see that it’s A-okay. Maybe something needs to be scratched out. Or maybe this could offend somebody, that kind of thing.
You see. And then I grace them with a clear mugshot of yours truly. Here some good photoshopping is required because, boyo, in reality, this is one really ugly guy. Anyhow, I post at least once a day, at least just to let everyone of my followers know that I’m still alive. You see, I’ve still got a bucket list to see too. One of them is to take a trip into outer space.