One or two of you may have noticed that I didn’t write anything yesterday.
I sat down yesterday morning, and the thought crossed my mind that I was deliberately looking around for something to say. I realised then that I was posting for the sake of posting. That is not good. I looked back and realised that I had posted on 450 or so consecutive days. Did I really have something of importance to say on each of those occasions?
I had nothing to say yesterday, so I didn’t say it.
I am slightly changing my blogging technique. If I have something to say, I’ll say it. If I haven’t, then I won’t.
Also I have been commenting on comments as soon as they arrive. This must give the impression that I am sitting here frantically waiting for someone to write something, which would be a bit sad.
I work on the Interweb. I sit here with the laptop connected to the Interweb while I work, and as such I am notified of every mail that comes in. I have changed that. Frankly I was finding my train of thought was being interrupted by mails. I have shut the mail up, and will only check mails from time to time. Blogging is not my top priority in life [sorry!].
It’s a pity really that I decided this yesterday, as my previous post caused a few ripples. Most of you got the point I was trying to make, but some didn’t and accused me of racial hatred which is surprising. But then little surprises me any more. Another person expressed amazement that I didn’t delete her response [she mentioned it on another blog]. I have deleted comments in the past – I have deleted spam. I have deleted messages that were irrelevant and blatantly so. I also deleted a small block of comments when two commentors [commentators?] became very abusive towards each other. I have never deleted a dissenting comment. I have allowed comments even if I completely disagreed with them. I was accused in the past in a hate mail of deleting any comment that disagreed with my point of view. That amused me.
So I am not changing my policies because of any hate mail I have received. I am not changing them because of the furore my Thursday post may have caused.
I am changing them because of priorities.
See you tomorrow.