After a year of playing with this blog I realise that to do it justice I need to post something at least once a week. To do this would be a full time job. Unfortunately I neither have the time nor the inclination to do this anymore.
A few years ago I started to scale down my online activities. I stopped doing the Ponty rugby web site (although I do have a season ticket), this year I got rid of my photography site (which might allow me time to take more photographs), and I do less and less web design too.
I’m not completely inactive in the online world of course, I do still tweet a few tweets from time to time, and I did manage to post a few articles to this new blog account. I still have the Ponty Town web site and forum and have enjoyed using WordPress to re-design my new writers site. The new poetry competition will enter its 7th year soon and I’m still trying to become a novelist! But more needs to go.
So, whilst it’s fun to moan about this and that, it’s not as if many people ever reads this stuff, and so I ask myself – do I want to devote myself to more hours, tied to my crappy old PC than I have to? Therefore my time as a blogger must come to an end.
Give me a couple more years and hopefully the Facebook account, Twitter and maybe other projects may expire too – after all who wants to further contaminate the digital beach when everyone else is leaving footprints about the place. Far better to be obscure and mysterious I reckon. A bit like Hagar
In the meantime, if any of you are still reading, there is my writing / photography site here.
Thanks for the last year, thanks for the follows, thanks for the comments, Likes or whatever we do these days but as Stephen Fry said in The New Statesman ‘It’s been real’.