Monday, 10 March 2008

Blog Service Update

  • Thank you for visiting this blog.
  • We apologize for the delay in posting anything interesting.
  • Your readership is important to us. You are held in a queue ... blah blah blah

OK so it's not a very sustainable metaphor, sorry. But my point is just that I am up to my eyes in other stuff at the moment, and the blog is suffering a bit.

Since it's essentially just a self-indulgence - aren't they all? - then it's difficult to prioritize it that highly when too much is going on elsewhere. I mean it's not that I don't like the blog (usually), in fact sometimes I actually quite love it, in a weird way, but it might just need to take a bit of a back seat for a while. In particular, as discussed ad nauseam elsewhere, in 32 days, on 11th April, I leave the news editing job, and before then I have much work to do to hand it over in good nick. And this is just looking at the sitting-at-computer stuff, before I even think about family, work, playing etc etc, all of which have had their moments lately.

As I've said before, the blog is mostly written on the train to and from work, though some of the editing and the actual posting require me to be sitting at a "proper" computer. Even the writing time on the train is currently being eroded as there's competition for that, up to 16th March, a subject to which I may come back. Or not.

So the bottom line is that I'm sorry if the blog is a bit feeble at the moment but I have lots of nice things on which I am still working, albeit patchily, and more will be posted sooner or later, probably later. Till then thank you for your indulgence.

As apology for the bloguselessness, and just in case you were wondering, yes Tamsin I do have a photo of a nice-looking, happy man surrounded by a blur of sparrows in Paris a year and a half ago. This is a commercial setup in that the sparrow specialist gives the punter food - and thus a skein of sparrows - then takes their photo with their own camera, in return for financial reward. But it was still a nice thing to see and I imagine that the nice and happy-looking man was pleased with his photo, which was taken from much more in front than mine. It's not such a good photograph technically, but for reasons I cannot fully articulate I really love it: it makes me smile to look at it.


meef said...

patientline has unblocked you! Yay, woo etc.

Strawberryyog said...

I should jolly well think so too. Did they think I was running a yoghurt porn site or something? This whole "we decide what is OK for hospital patients to see" thing gives me the creeps a bit. I can see the issue (a bit) but I cannot see that their way of dealing with it is that great, as it seems to lack sophistication in quite a big way.

Oh dear, they probably monitor for criticism and will now block me again for subversion ...