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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mr. Id: In Memoriam (May 4, 2011 - May 11, 2019)

Anyone know the average life expectancy of a doppelganger? What is the human equivalent in years for an alter ego that has existed in cyber-space for eight years and a week? And who writes the obit, creator or evil twin? A shared byline, you say? You got it.

Mr. Id was created on May 4, 2011 when I was new to blogging. In those early days keeping any reader mattered to me so much that hiding behind an evil twin felt like a good idea if I was going to express a provocative opinion of any kind. Re-reading his maiden post reminds me how meek I was in 2011.
 
https://reflectionsfromthebellcurve.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-mr-id.html

Over the years, my reach never exceeded my obsequious creator's puny ambitions. I'd like to think my most popular post - directly below - was connected to my trenchant view of the Presidential election that had just taken place. But the significant number of views this post received coincides with the late 2016 - early 2017 spike in views of the milquetoast blogger who invented me. What a wimp.

https://reflectionsfromthebellcurve.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-christmas-chortle-from-mr-id.html

So, which of my posts are worthy of my name? Since you won't be hearing from Mr. Id anymore - the wuss writing this blog now tells you when he's crabby by including that word in his post titles - here are two I really like. If you ask your dog for kisses or you're a white supremacist, skip them both. Been fun writing my own obit but the nerd gets the last word so scroll down. I'm outta here.

https://reflectionsfromthebellcurve.blogspot.com/2011/05/mrid-returns.html

https://reflectionsfromthebellcurve.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-patriotic-proposal-from-mr-id-patriot.html

Sharing this byline reminds me of the meetings Mr. Id and I had in the shower over the years. After thirty some posts, I'll miss hiding behind him but at almost seventy it's time to own my stuff, don't you think?

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