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.