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The AJ Chronicles: 23 February 2024

Recent moments, plus my latest Medium stories

Alan AJ
9 min readFeb 23, 2024

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T-shirts in a shop with RRP £79 and priced at £34.99
Too expensive for me! 😆 I took this photo during a shopping trip with my son and modified the price tag to make the price clearer

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Recent moments

  1. Time away from writing ⌛️
  2. Photo renaming 🎞
  3. Cleaning Stephanie’s gutters 🪣
  4. Simplifying things by refunding my Substack subscribers and closing my Patreon page 🔄
  5. Stephanie’s toaster tripped off the power 🔌
  6. High blood pressure and anxiety 😟
  7. My son’s car problems 🔧
  8. This week’s TV 📺
  9. Confusion at the post office ✉️
  10. A quick shopping trip 🛍

1. Time away from writing ⌛️

My Medium earnings have been poor since I was followed by almost 2000 bot accounts in January. It’s disheartening to go from the high of a story with 26k reads in December to ones with under 100, and some failing to reach 10.

Doing a daily writing challenge for the first half of February was a fun change, but it did nothing to help my stats. Therefore, I decided to focus some…

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Alan AJ

Random life stories, opinions, and a dry sense of humour. A 55-year-old former electronics engineer and programmer in England. Previously 'Autistic Widower'.