Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Sometimes I'm a slave to self-imposed timetables in blogging.  It's not healthy.

This week is a case in point.  Last night I wrote a post welcoming new followers, but I'm not going to publish it until tomorrow, because it's a Wednesday Welcome.  Now that's just silly.

The post on Daleks is the same.  A fortnight ago I took advantage of one of Black Tree Design's rotating offers and ordered some Daleks.  Last Tuesday, I got bored of waiting and wrote a post about them and what I'm going to do with them when they arrive.  But I'm not going to publish it, until they arrive.  Is that me being anal or superstitious?

Oddly enough, I ordered some more items from BTD today and have received a message saying they've been despatched.  Why the long wait for the Daleks?  One understands there might be delays sometimes if something has to be cast to make up an order, but Daleks are BTD's best seller - they know they can always off-load them - why don't they have a stockpile of them to hand?

I'm not complaining, just in a questioning frame of mind tonight.

The order I placed today was for my victim in the Secret Santa.  I'm not sure I've done the right thing - he hasn't put a Wants List up ("surprise me!") - so I don't know.  But it's ordered now, so he'll have to lump it if he doesn't like them.  I'm having a crisis of confidence over the Santa Clause too.  I that case it's because I'm inflicting my poor (and rusty) painting skills on someone.

I'm a little miffed about the Strange Aeons Kickstarter as well.  It looks great and I signed up for it early.  Now I'm going to have to pull out as I simply won't have the cash when it funds on Sunday.  I don't like doing this, I know my bit of money won't make a difference to the success of the fundraiser, but it annoys me to commit to something and then put out.


  1. You've obviously got a lot on your mind this evening Edwin, but if it's any consolation, I'm a slave to posting deadlines too. I have an ideal schedule that I plan at the start of the month and get all het up if something happens to prevent me form achieving this - sad I know, but that's just me!

  2. Timetables = deadlines
    Deadlines = gloom

    Don't blog if you don't want to or don't have to. Blogging will never cure cancer or solve global warming so blog when you feel like it or have something to get off your chest. It's a great blog - we'll always read it anyway.

    1. Thanks.

      The daft thing is that I'm not saying that the adherence to timetables is making me blog when I don;t want to (no, that's when I pull the covers up over my head). It's the opposite - I've written two perfectly serviceable posts, but I'm sitting on them 'til the 'right time'.

  3. Never fear about your painting skills. Surely yours are better than mine. It will look great.

  4. I suggest jettisoning timetables, Edwin. When the mood strikes to write, WRITE! Publish your thoughts while they are still fresh in mind. Perhaps reader commentary will prompt further thoughts and inspiration?

    Don't hold back on us!

    BTD do make many fine figures and their frequent sales are wallet emptying ventures for me. I would enjoy reading your thoughts about an order in transit and how they might be best employed. By the time the order arrives those thoughts may have vanished.

    Always enjoy stopping in to read your latest. Keep it up!

  5. I don't have a timetable or a schedule for my blog posts. They just happen when they happen.

  6. I run my blog on an 'if I've got it you can have it' basis. Just now I'm in a doldrum but that could change at any moment. I understand your frustration at having to withdraw your pledge though: frustrating.

  7. Thanks for the interesting comments guys. It seems my jottings have struck a chord.

    For those in any doubt, my blog is generally a stream of conciseness affair!


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