Saturday, 29 July 2017

Thunder Stick Goes "Boom, Boom!"

As we cone up to the fifth anniversary of the start of this blog, I'm seriously considering its future.

Given that my last post was on 27 June, and the one before that 10 May, it's evident that I've run out of steam blog-wise.  That's a shame, seeing it's an activity I really enjoy.  Even writing these few sentences seems good and is enough to make me feel it's worth the effort.  When I started the blog I was in a very bad place: a year after my overdose and coma, I was still very depressed, drinking and soon to loose my job.

Like many others who blog, when I started I didn't really expect many people to read it, or for it to go on very long.  It was merely an intellectual exercise in writing for writing's sake: so I didn't loose the habit. Reaching out to the world was a consideration, but I didn't expect to have regular readers or any feedback. But through the blog I've met a long or interesting people (both in person and virtually), developed new interests and it's prompted me to launch Diplomatist Books.

All in all, blogging has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for me.  I'm going to make an effort to keep it up.


  1. Glad to hear you're going to persist. I find the blog can be a handy way of getting thoughts out and clearer sometimes.

    1. Exactly! Writing this down has helped clarify the decision. I've already written a post for tomorrow.

  2. Stick to it, Edwin! I have missed your regular postings.

  3. Do keep at it. I enjoy your Dr Who flashbacks and interesting obits among other topics.

  4. Keep going. I have had - especially this year- long gaps between posts, mostly through having a business to run. Don't feel under any pressure - just post as end when you have something to share and the time to write a post.

  5. Do keep going with it Edwin. Like you, I have thought about the future of my own many times and came to many of the same conclusions that you do - ultimately if it makes you happy then it is worth every ounce of effort you put in to it.

  6. My last post was a very long time ago. But I haven't painted anything for the same amount of time. One day I will paint something and post again. Cheers


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