I bought a domain name the other day;
Spent time designing a banner
To let people know they were in the right place,
I got one of those visitor counters;
I placed it with subtlety.
My aptitude for visual design
Is very important to me.
I need people to know it is mine,
So I gave my name a line,
Fairly small, but enough for all to see.
I opened the virtual doors,
The first week saw a bit of activity,
‘Not to worry’, I thought,
‘There are plenty of cynics in the sea’.
* * *
A year down the line;
Membership is through the roof,
The forums are packed with people
Debating over internet flotsam,
(With some horrific use of the English language).
You would think I had completed my task,
But for routine maintenance, inevitably,
But an overriding feeling remains;
The people on my site don’t understand cynicism
Quite as well as me.