When I started blogging, five years ago, it was from two motives. Firstly, I’d recently lost my wife, and although the support from family and friends couldn’t have been stronger, I felt a need to reach out in new directions. Secondly, I saw it – blogging – as an opportunity to exercise what I know to be one of my skills, writing.
Both of these aims have been more than achieved. Through blogging, I’ve met many delightful people with whom I would never otherwise have had contact. I’ve even met several of them face to face. And, modesty aside, I know that I’ve been able to write, occasionally, some pretty good stuff – which would otherwise have been confined to the fading pages of a notebook to be read only by me.
So it’s been a good experience. But I’m moving forward in my life. So I’m going to take a break from blogging. My ambitions are moving elsewhere. Writing will certainly figure, but not here. So will music, which I’ve shamefully neglected for too long.
I’m not disappearing in any sense – continue to expect comments! In fact, I might become a comment pest…
Oh, and me being me, I’ll probably change my mind tomorrow.