It’s been a while hasn’t it?
By my last reckoning it has been 54 days since I last posted, which is the longest interregnum this site has ever seen. There are a number for reasons for this, but the main one is that I have just ran out of steam.
After a good solid year of writing I have just hit a point where I have lost all motivation for it. Some of this is down to the arrival of Baby G (who is doing amazing – if has just recently forgot how to sleep) but also with moving jobs.
A lot of my writing comes from frustration, after all I did start this whole experience many years ago as a form of therapy. That pent-up feeling is not there anymore and so a powerful fuel for my ranting has petered out like leaving the smoldering embers of website slowly dying in the internet twilight.
The time that I had to type a few hundred words is also limited, before I had an hour a day on the trains but now I am in the car where the option is listen on the radio to the latest popular hits of some tween with silly hair or the slightly right-wing rants of talk radio. I could do this on my lunch hour, but I am too busy at work, or when I get home.
Would you rather write about some random topic that thirty or forty people might read, or spend the time with your baby? So when I get home I don’t sit down until she is in bed. By this time I have even less energy in my brain so me and Mrs G turn on the trash TV channels and vegetate.
So this is my post for March…I’m not sure yet whether it is a farewell post or just a I need to make a decision about writing post. I’m not looking for the “OMG you should stay” kind of response, but as long time readers may know (or remember) I have these moments every so often and use this as a forum to get it all out.
I’ve been afforded the chance to write this thanks to my tiredness and getting into work so early that the canteen isn’t yet open so I can get some tea…but it is now.
Hope all my readers are well, the Family G are. Nothing is wrong in my life that has caused my posting tardiness and I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Life is good, I’m happy.
Which means that Geek Ergo Sum is a quiet place.