Well actually that’s not exactly true. There are things to go with but I think it’s more of a case of not having the discipline to sit down and work the bare outline of these thoughts into a post. Also the science sites that I shamelessly plagiarise just aren’t coming up with bits of research that can be spun into a post.
I used to walk home from work with ideas buzzing around in my head. Some made it through to publication some didn’t. But the challenge was always enjoyable.
But it’s just doesn’t seem to work like that now.
Several times over the last few weeks I have been pretty close to pulling stumps and trudging back to the metaphorical pavilion knowing that it’s been a reasonable innings but that’s that.
And yet in a funny way a sense of sadness at the impending loss has always drawn me back from making that final decision. I think everyone who does this will become attached to their own place to a greater or lesser degree. I’ve always said that this was never a serious blog. It was only ever a hobby. Something to do whilst Mrs. G was watching all of her favourite TV programmes so I wouldn’t be bored to death and so that she wouldn’t get annoyed with my huffy, sarcastic comments about the programmes.
‘You did realise that there is a programme about the evolution of ‘Plainsong’ on BBC 4?’
‘Yes but it’s ‘House’ then ‘Desperate Housewives’
‘Hum, that’ll be an educational feast then. I’m off upstairs to go on the computer, see you later...xxx’
The thing with giving up hobbies is that all of a sudden all this extra time would be available. No more of this posting nonsense or research. And yet I can’t think of anything better to do with the hours saved. As you know I do like playing games but part of the appeal of blogging in the first place was that it represented more of a challenge. I like reading an awful lot but again it’s a passive activity. And I do still occasionally get access to the remote control for the flickering moron machine in the corner of the living room.
I think I would miss the fray terribly if I withdrew but it would also be an enormous relief.
I guess my homework is to figure out which would be the greater.