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Requiem for a blog | The floor crossed ?

January 9, 2010 5 comments

A whole new month, new year, new decade. A whole new blog.

I’ve blogged before and how. I blogged on blogger and blogged like a storm, but late last year I have ran out of steam, my inspiration as dry as a burnt out kettle. I’m not really sure what happened. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing process and my blog brought me nothing but positives. It reconnected me with long since lost friends. It brought me a wonderful new circle of friends, fellow bloggers and gender travellers, It enabled family, friends and colleagues to get just a little grasp on what it takes to get through transition. It even got me plastered on the front page of our local newspaper. I loved that blog. That blog was me, I was that blog. My first thought of the day was whether anything postable would happen, my last was just how to write it up.

Coincidence, cause or symptom my blogging hiatus happened concurrently with a pretty low point of post transition life. Questioning whether it had all been worth the effort. Weight piling on and tummy expanding like an unstoppable rolling snowball. The creeping loneliness of a job where the buck stops, and a divorced life with no partner to share burden with, threatened to overwhelm. My solution was tried and tested. Nestle down under the duvet with enough sugary fatty food and box set dvds to blot out any thoughts of the future. To sit it out. An emotional hibernation if you like, only popping up to do the duty I pledged as a Trade Unionist. The result, neglect of self and neglect of friendships.

So it was time for a line to be drawn in the sand. No no, that doesn’t really work as a metaphor. Anyway enough was enough was enough. The turning of a decade in someway is just an arbitrary moment in time, but it was just enough to be that catalyst I needed. So in the last week I’ve bought a set of solid bathroom scales, I’ve clambered back onto that diet wagon and now I’m blogging anew and hope to get as much pleasure out of this one.

I decided to try out WordPress for a change. I intend the format to be the same as my last blog. Rambling accounts of the high jinks and low blows of my life, hopefully with a few more laughs than this post. Allez Bloggais

As Fish from Marillion sang in Market Square Heroes “We March”

Must admit I do miss my old one though

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