I’m starting to think that my days of tapping out words here might be drawing to a close. I find that I have nothing to say anymore and when I try to write I’m just forcing out second rate pap and as many a constant reader around here will know I only deal in Grade A, top notch pap. My recent experience of writing a book took my eye off the ball as far as current affairs, sport and the like, topics that I have enjoyed commentating on in a retarded and sometimes barely readable manner over the years on this blog, and so the urge to continue has all but gone. I also found my experience in publishing a very mixed bag indeed and I feel that it has effected my enjoyment of writing in general. Not that it was a bad experience, it was just unusual. I guess I’m just not used to seeing something through from start to finish and having it being well received and a modest success. I’m a failure, always have been, I don’t do praise very well. What I learned is there are aspects to publishing a book that I don’t really enjoy, I just enjoy the writing, everything else really is a chore and it’s a chore I can live without. If writing to any level of success or being published means being unable to escape the marketing, promoting and publicity then it’s frankly not for me. After eighteen years writing its come as a bit of a shock that I feel this way as it’s been the one thing in my life I have truly loved more than any other hobby or pastime.
A small but loyal number of readers have been very supportive and encouraging during my time here and they’ve commented and liked a lot of my stuff, and for that I am grateful and I feel I owe it to those guys to say that I might be ending this blog. It’s fair to say that without your encouragement over the years this blog would have died the death years ago.
Thanks again to each and every one of you, all the best with what ever the rest of life sends your way, be nice and look forward cus that’s the way time is heading. Rear view mirrors should be thrown out along with rose tinted spectacles. There are plenty of other blogs, good blogs, online you could be reading, that’s where I’ll be. Maybe we’ll cross paths again some time in the future.
If not, be good and stay safe.