How long have I been blogging for?
When did it all start to go wrong?
Well, I’ve just had the last three month blog free. That is to say, writing not a sausage here. Which is a bit of a shame.
Not why is it a shame, because lack of words from me is obviously a shame, innit. But why did it all grind to a halt?
Well, it’s to do with time. Writing long form articles takes a bit of time. Putting myself under pressure to deliver an article a day became impossible. Then, so too did delivering three a week.
What also happened was that I discovered the upturn in ‘publishing’ short form missives. Short form missives (limited to the 280 characters of Twitter) seemed to fit into my time restrictions. Inbetween doing stuff, I could easily knock one out. F’narr.
Less so knocking out a long form diatribe.
So, that’s what I did.
And in 2018 it’s what I continue to do. At least 5 or 6 tweets a day spew out from me, and auto-copy themselves onto Facebook. So, depending on your preferences, you can find me on Twitter or on Facebook.
I NEVER use Facebook Messenger for ‘private’ messages or conversations, but I DO use Twitter’s Direct Message system. I also interact with anybody replying to a tweet or Facebook post. All of which I can do inbetween other things, unlike musing over the production of a long form article for here.
There have been a few times when I’ve felt the restriction of 280 characters was holding me back, so it came to me: compromise! I will continue to centre myself on Twitter (well, until I get culled for not having the authorised political leanings, but that’s the story of the next few years) and then, maybe once a week or so, I will splurge a longer form article here.
Initially I thought I’d publish something every Monday. The trouble is that I probably won’t and it’ll look embarrassing to make and then break a promise.
Anyway, find me now on Twitter: twitter.com/christopher_eng and follow me!
And on Facebook: facebook.com/christopher.england.uk and ask to be Friends!