It's now been about ten years since I started this blog.
At the time the catalyst was a twenty year university reunion. It is in the nature of such things that they prompt some stock-taking, and the blog was born out of that. Essentially I decided that a part of my brain was starting to atrophy and it was a way of turning that around. And it certainly helped do that. At some points when I was simultaneously stressed and bored out of my mind at work, I spent quite some time blogging.
Along with random rants and flights of intellectual curiosity, the blog turned into something of a chronicle of my 40s. In the course of that decade, my mum died, I was made redundant, retrained, started a new career, and even got married. But most of all I went through the cliche of a mid life crisis, and came out the other side
Today I came back from my thirty year university reunion.The stock-taking this prompted led me to realise that I just don't find the need for either mental distraction or venting my spleen into cyberspace anymore. At the risk of sounding smug, life in the real world is now quite sufficient.
As a result, blogging has become more of a duty than a pleasure. So I have decided to knock it on the hand. For now at least.