Anyway, I’ve reached the point where it’s all too banal even to laugh at
so I’m taking a break from blogging for an indeterminate period.
I think we should start using 'gone to Mali' as a euphemism. I'm greatly looking forward to Wh*l***l and W*sh*rt 'going to Mali'.
I think that downtown Port Au Prince complete with cholera outbreak is a far more suitable destination for those 2 fine upstanding human beings !
I've got a friend who is an excellent and highly skilled editor and writer. Now, I thought being a writer was all about inspiration and breaking stories like Watergate and all that stuff. But it isn't. The skill of writing is about being told at 8am that you have to do a 1000 word advertorial on a new brand of toothbrushes before lunchtime, and being able to turn out a polished piece of well wriiten prose to that end, day in and day out. She does that for a living. She is very good at it - a published author of a flatting guide for students at 22. But Danyl is not a writer, he is a scientist who had/has a blog in his spare time. Such has been his success that I suspect it became a chore, because what he did for pleasure had become something he felt he had to do as an obligation. I think that perhaps he has come to a cross-roads - does he make the dim-post a job, a chore for no renumeration that was becoming more about keeping his audience happy than himself, or does he throw in the towel beause he didn't enjoy it anymore? I know what I would have chosen - exactly what he did!Personally, I think either Danyl and yourself should combine blogs (the imperator-post? The dim-fish?) to take the pressure off and stop the poor bugger feeling has to be funny and witty every day cos you might give him a day off, or Mr. Geddis should offer him a platform at pundit.
Sanctuary, I totally get the "chore" thing. I often feel pressured to post something even when I'm too busy or can't be arsed writing something. I too may grow tired of this blogging thing one day. Thankfully it's still mostly fun, and our inept and mediocre politicians leave me with no lack of material.As for combining blogs, that would be an awesome idea, if only because Danyl is a better writer than me, has a following about ten times my own, and would make me look much more important than I deserve to be. A total win for me. For Danyl though? Not so sure. He's still got a blog if he gets the urge to post something.
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