Today is the winter solstice. For the next six months it will get a little bit lighter every day. Hurray!
My poor blog has been terribly neglected this year. I can’t believe my last post was in July. Sorry blog 😦
So what have I been doing that’s kept me away from writing? Nothing that isn’t just an excuse. I’ve lost the two hours every day when I usually just muck about on the computer, and it’s in those two hours that a blog post is going to get written (if at all). The reason? That will be the dog walking.
I also have an allotment to attend to. I can’t really blame the allotment after the autumn equinox though. Digging in the dark is a fairly hit and miss affair.
What other reasons? It’s not the photography – that’s suffered too. I’m still taking photos, but have a longggg processing backlog. I’ll catch up. One day.
My final time-sucker is a local walking group I’ve got more and more involved with. I now spend two Saturdays every month planning or attending guided walks, and I look after the website (and now the twitter account). I’m also the group photographer. Check us out – we’re the Wolsingham Wayfarers.
So is there one stand-out reason for me not writing? I’m really proud of my blog, but I think with one thing and another I’ve let my attention slip. My blog doesn’t shout at me if I stop feeding it. With twice-daily dog walks my outdoor experiences have become a bit routine. I never have photographs ready to share while they are fresh enough to blog about…
But I won’t give this up. I’ll keep blogging. I just need to kick myself a bit harder and a bit more often. Catch you later. Hopefully not too much later.