Archive for September, 2016

Normally I’m pretty up to date with these anniversary posts. I think the fact I’m almost two weeks late in writing this blog update is pretty indicative of 2016 in general.

I’ve been nowhere near as prolific as I used to be in updating this blog. I wish I knew the reason but I think it’s just one of those natural things. Things change and, ultimately, I simply don’t have the time or inclination anymore. That doesn’t mean I don’t see any value in what I write or think that all the issues I originally wrote about are suddenly solved, it’s just that there are now so many social commentators that have much, much bigger audiences than I do that it’s almost like playing to an empty room.

Not that I ever did any of this to be accepted or lauded (well, maybe at first) but each blog takes a lot of time to prepare, plan, write and edit and there are people doing 3 or 4 videos a week on Youtube (a much bigger platform than WordPress). By the time I finally get chance to write a blog entry the subject I’d focus on has normally been dissected a million times by a million different people. Mt Facebook page was a good way of keeping myself somewhat relevant but in the last month I think I’ve only posted 2 or 3 statuses. I guess the main point is that I’m not as angry as I was. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe not. Either way, I just don’t have the fire anymore.

I’ve had two or three ideas for entries milling around in my head for months and I just can’t seem to get them out on paper. It’s been a busy summer at work and it’s the new school year starting this week so it’ll be another couple of weeks before things calm down and I an even begin to think about writing.

As for The Libertarian Republic, I don’t really know what’s happening. I seem to have been removed from the Facebook group that their writers belong to, without any warning. The Editor-in-Chief who bought me on board has moved on to pastures new and I’ve not had any correspondence from anyone suggesting they don’t want my services anymore. In essence, I’m simply going to wait until someone messages me as I have no idea what their plans are. I wouldn’t blame them if they wanted to cut me loose, I haven’t exactly been prolific with my writing for them.

All that said, I still keep on top of public and social affairs, I still keep up with all the things that piss of the SJWs, I still make the odd inflammatory comment whenever I can be bothered, I even got quoted in an online article by The Telegraph over a recent Olympics sexism debate. I’m still hanging around and I think I always will be, I just think my output on this blog and on my Facebook page will lessen.

As ever, I love each and every single person who has read this blog, supported by sharing, got in touch with me over the years and generally just been a fan. I’m in a much, much better place now than 3 years ago and this blog is the sole reason for that. I just think as things change and I get older (I turned 30 recently) my priorities and energies change direction. I’ll still have this blog to come back to when I’m ready and willing, it’s just not on my radar at the moment.

Whatever happens, anyone who’s read this blog can rest safe in the knowledge that I am not the same person I was 3 years ago and I will be eternally grateful for that.

So for now, it’s good bye and thank you.