Well that didn’t last long

Back already? Yes I am — sort of. It is typical of a “hiatus”. The actual hiatus (which officially began ten days ago) has been much shorted than the month-long awkward silence that preceded it.

But I came to the conclusion quite quickly that I do want to continue blogging. I just don’t know how, or what format it should take. I am still not sure what I want to achieve with it, and what sort of things I want to publish here.

So I have decided to use the month of December as an experiment. I am aiming for the lofty goal of one post a day. Just like an advent calendar! Or something.

Some of these posts will be ones that I meant to write before beginning the hiatus, but didn’t get round to. I will also piece together some unfinished posts to get them out there too. Then there are the traditional end-of-year posts (about music and Formula 1) that I can’t leave out.

I have also come up with a nice idea for a little series of posts, which I feel like I have the energy to write. This is quite an interesting period of my life, and it feels silly not to document it in some way when I have the perfect tool to do so!

Over the course of the month I will be experimenting with styles and subject matters. I want to try and work out what I feel comfortable with, and also what interests the readers.

I am conscious that part of this is down to the fact that I have found myself with a bit more time on my hands this week than I was expecting (I had booked the week off work to move into my new flat, but Snow Week has made progress on this very difficult!). So I may well abruptly disappear again. But for the time being I am in the mood to create and experiment. Feel free to join me.

2 comments

  1. Heh. Did I actuaqlly make the intended comment on your hiatus post? I think I got distracted it was meant to be “oh good, a hiatus post, this means you’ll be posting lots soon”…

    I’m not blogging because I’m not in the mood currently, but one of the best ways I find to get myself going is just write about whatever I’m in the mood for at the moment, and not try to overthink it.

    A blog doesn’t need to be full of quality op eds, short stuff you care about is frequently better than long stuff you never finish.

    (and I say this as the guy who found a draft post from 2006 explaining exactly what Cameron was trying to do with the Tories and predicting a Tory/LD coalition when clearing out an old hard drive)

  2. Heh. Did I actuaqlly make the intended comment on your hiatus post? I think I got distracted it was meant to be “oh good, a hiatus post, this means you’ll be posting lots soon”…

    How true. I don’t think I have ever had a hiatus that has lasted more than a handful of days!