Rebooting, again

Hello, hello, it’s good to be back.

I’m making another attempt to get into the habit of writing regularly. I’ve long known the truth of the old adage that writing is a muscle; you have to exercise it to avoid atrophy. That regular exercise has always been a tricky customer for me. The trouble for me has generally been twofold:

  1. Irregular supply of ideas for posts
  2. Olympic-standard procrastination

I’m going to try to overcome the latter with effort at the former. My Incredibly Cute Wife has been nagging me with increasingly frequent demands for writing for her to read. It’s not like I can tell her I don’t want to write, because I do. So regular posts will make her happy. And I like her to be happy because she has the best smile in the entire world.

So, let’s see how it goes, shall we? No promises, mind.

hello, again

Well, hello. I’m back.

It’s been a long time since I last posted. It’s been over three years in fact, which is about three years too long, as I’ve been reminded many times in the intervening period. I’ve never been a prolific blogger, but I’m hoping to do better than I did in my previous incarnation.

I had been thinking about resuscitating my site for a while. I’ve somehow fallen into compulsively using Facebook over the last few months even though I don’t  much like it and am irritated beyond measure by each gratuitous layout change. However Facebook has prompted me to try to starting blogging again because I have become increasingly frustrated by how little you can actually say there before your text is hidden behind a “See more” link. By some considerable margin the worst aspect of Facebook for me is the mind-blowing level of wanton illiteracy on display, but that’s a rant for another occasion.

Typically after a hiatus I prefer to start anew – new domain, new site – and this time is no exception. On this occasion I’ve made no attempt to import my old posts. It’s just easier to leave them where they are. I’ve also abandoned Blogger, which I’ve used I first heard of this “blogging” thing in 2000, and started using WordPress. The principal reason this was Google’s decision to deprecate FTP in Blogger, which is profoundly inconvenient for me; at least their alternative solution was not going to work for me. I decided then that it was time to use a much more flexible tool, so here I am.

Hope it works out this time.