As you may have noticed I haven't posted for ages. Well by my standards for ages anyway.
I have often considered having a proper break from Blogging but have inevitably drifted back after a few days having stated my intention not to.
Of course I know it's considered etiquette to announce the fact you intend stepping back for a while. I had intended on doing so and for a few nights after the last post here on the 20th July thought to myself 'I really ought to post something about not posting anything'.
But then after a few days something went rather wrong with the computer. A signal just wouldn't get through to the monitor to say the the PC itself was working. On one occasion it did get as far as flashing up a message saying there was a problem with 'Graphic Acceleration' or something like that anyway.
Last night though the machine shuddered back into life. Not sure why but we have been scuttling around doing all of the on-line bill paying and administration as quickly as possible before it blows up again.
Onto the blogging thing. I think it may have been obvious for a little while that I just haven't been as enthused as during the first year of operation. The quality and quantity of posts gradually diminishing over the last couple of months or so. So I felt I really needed and still need a break from this.
Part of the problem is the hours which, as we all know, it takes to support these projects. For me it's pretty much impossible to get on the computer before 21.30hrs on any given day. So by the time the posts are researched / written / proof read and published and all the visits undertaken you're just not getting to bed before 01.00hrs. And that's how things have been for much of the last year and I think it's got to the stage where that's just not a sustainable position anymore. I haven't been feeling too good lately and perhaps a period of getting proper nights rest will help to address that.
I have been thinking of getting out completely. But there is this little voice that reminds me of the time and effort expended on this project and a sadness at leaving the blog friends / associates made since I started. It's a decision that we all have to face at some point but gosh its harder than I thought it would be.
So for the time being I'm back to the hiatus. And in truth it's probable that I will be back but it's also possible that I won't.
So if I don't come back I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to support this, the most humble home of bloggery.
That said, tomorrow I may, for once, come up with a really whizzy idea for a post and wild horses wouldn't drag me away from the keyboard.
We will see.