Anniversary Archives - - August 9, 2003
I think I'll keep going with this feature. I'm having fun with it. Today's anniversary post from 2003 recalls one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Jonathon Delacour, who has disappeared from the scene. He's done it before and then, like me, come back for more. However Jonathon's current absence is becoming rather extended--some sixteen months now.
Let's hope the hiatus is nearing its end, but who knows? He wouldn't be the first esteemed blogger of the early days to vacate the space altogether.
This post also demonstrates the dogged persistence of Frank Paynter--of which I've been the target myself more than once. Wonder if Frank might unsheath the electric prod for another go at Delacour? Sure would be nice to have him back.
This post also reminded me that I need to restore all the links I stupidly lost when I switched Blogger formats. Since Paynter interviews are the subject here, I'm inspired to make my first restoration--one of my most prized links--the "I've Been Paynted" button. BTW, Frank, why not have all of your interviews linked on that page? You've done so many good ones, why not give your readers the chance to see'em all?
I tried to link to Frank's August '03 post referred to in my archive below, but his archives from that period don't seem to be accessible. The "Frank Paynter" link takes you--not to the piece about Delacour, but to his 2006 Sandhill Trek pages. Am I doing something wrong, Frank?
August 9, 2003
The Paynter Press
Lots of expressions of delight at the return of Jonathon Delacour to blogging. I’ll add my voice to the chorus. Frank Paynter has decided to greet the return with a press for some divulgence of more personal info from the esteemed Aussie blogger. Seems that Frank regards him as something of a mystery man and would like to discover more of the man behind the blog.
This should be interesting. I can’t quite tell whether Frank is trying to get Jonathon to be the next subject of one his famous interviews. If he isn’t, I’m suggesting that he give it a try. Frank is nothing if not persuasive and persistent (notice I didn’t say “pest”). Surely, Jonathon would be a most worthy addition to the “I’ve Been Paynted” club.