360 and Still Counting

With unexpected numerical neatness, this is my 360th post since I began this blogging adventure at the beginning of 2011.  This count includes something every day, apart from one, since 5 January.  That’s quite a surprising statistic, even if I say so myself.

None of the posts contains anything very significant, sometimes a bit of a rant, a few reviews of theatre, films and books, random photos from long ago holidays; it probably builds up to a picture of vague impressions of my idiosyncratic engagement with the world.  That’s part of the point of it, when I come to think about it for a moment.  If I thought any of the posts had to bear the weight of saying something specific, relevant or deep, then I think I might have been paralysed, my fingers hovering uncertainly over the keyboard.  Knowing that if today’s isn’t great, there’ll be another one tomorrow, has afforded me an unexpected freedom from worrying unduly about any individual element.

Although my original commitment was to write the blog for a year, I have decided to continue, although how this continuation will manifest is something I’m still thinking about.  I have decided that I will experiment with the way the thing looks, so sometime soon you may arrive here and wonder at the change in appearance, but I’m ready for a change, to see if that generates something new.  In the meantime I will continue to gently amble along with the random ideas that life throws in my path.  Do let me know what you think.

In the meantime, thank you for sharing this experiment with me and giving me your tremendous feedback and extra ideas.  Discovering that there are readers out there has been one of the greatest surprises of all.

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