2010 and 2011 bad stuff happened,
2011 and 2012 good stuff happened.
Blip helped me through the bad times and brought me some good times, and now I have some good mates here.
In April 2012, I stopped working for a salary and now live mostly like a retired person and artist.
I have found blipping to be a great therapy. I have found that people are not at all what they at first seem to be, some are better and some are worse. I have bit by bit got back to some normality and calmness in my life. I am wiser and older now, and, strangely, happier than I have ever been (hence "confused contentment"). Because now I know how short life is, so I live it in the way that works for me, not by anyone else's rules.
Updated January 2013
Update June 2013 - I stopped blipping for a while because the attitude of the administration disappointed me so much that I needed to make a stand.
Update August 2019 - I am still here but not very often and mostly posting my art. I have deleted a lot of what was here before. Interesting to note how things change. Blipfoto was once a very big part of my life. I still have a soft spot for it and try to pop in and catch up from time to time but I can't keep it up as a daily ritual and it is less significant to me now.