I've not been posting as much recently. And neither have many of my favourite bloggers. Subject matter seems to have stagnated. I cannot motivate myself to drum up new angles or think of subjects to entice the visitor to get involved with. My stats (not that they are the be-all and end-all) have dropped. Comments are rare. Something's gone wrong.
I have recently started to tweet which gets a short observation or idea out there quickly. It does not take the place of a post as it is relying on 'followers' as an audience (and if we are being honest it's an audience that we all want). Maybe these tweets have taken the steam out of my posting.
I have deleted this blog once before, something that I regretted doing. I won't make that mistake again. I need to rethink what it is that I want this blog to do. It's never been my intention to just list my observations but there again it's rather presumptious to assume that my meandering thoughts or slightly wonky take on what we do is - in any way, shape or form - worthy.
So, I will continue to post if I feel the need. I would hope to have something 'new' in place by the new year which will scatch my natural history itch in a more satisfying way and maybe act as a service to those of you who have a real passion (hate that word) for our natural world but maybe want a slightly different take on it. There again, I could always get a life...
Thank you for listening.