An explanation

You may have spotted that I haven’t blogged at all recently. A lot of stuff has happened in the world that you might have expected me to write about, and I haven’t. If you have been expecting something, sorry about that.

There are a mixture of reasons for the lack of blogging. I have been busy, as usual. I have way less time on my hands than I used to. But partly I have also totally lost the motivation to blog.

A lot of things have been happening in my life recently. This has sent blogging straight to the back burner.

Chief among the big things happening in my life right now is that in less than a week I will be moving out to Dundee. It will be the first time I have moved out from my parents’ house, so it is a pretty big change for me. There is lots to do, so I imagine that blogging will again be squeezed over the next few weeks.

I have also lost a lot of the motivation to blog. There are several reasons. Party it feels like a busman’s holiday. I spend all day working on a website — in a way, it is the last thing I want to do when I get home. I also recently realised that I began blogging eight years ago. I think that is too long. There are other reasons too, but I won’t bore you.

So I have decided to formally take two steps back from blogging. A hiatus, you might say. A proper holiday off the thing, without any feelings of guilt that I haven’t been updating.

It may not be completely quiet. There are still a couple of things I want to write. Whether I can actually be bothered writing them is another matter.

But apart from that, I am closing this blog for the time being to think things over, for a few months at least. I may come back — I don’t want to disappear entirely. But it will need to be a fresh start of some sort. I feel like I need to do something new and different.

Thanks for reading over the years. Please feel free to stick around. Keep in touch. Those links to the right are still there to show you that I am still around. I plan on being fully active on Twitter — follow me @doctorvee.


  1. And there I was, looking forward to reading your posts after meeting you in Edinburgh.


    Am always late to any party …

  2. Good luck with the house move. You’ll remain in my feed-reader, so if you do pop back from time to time, then I’ll hope to catch any comments you do make.

    Take care

  3. Well, all good things must eventually come to an end. Best of luck with the move & I’m sure you’ll still pop up on F1fanatic etc, so we’ll still hear from you !