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10th October 2011

How Hampo hasn’t got his groove back
Posted by at 11.14pm | 2 responses | It's My Life, Meta

This blog is feeling a bit neglected lately. That’s not because I’ve given up on web-based wibblings – far from it. It’s just that I’m having much more fun posting snarky asides on Twitter and writing about backwater railway stations.

But what of here, where I blog about “about anything that interests me: mainly culture, Liverpool, politics, trains and a whole lot more besides”? I’m finding it hard to write stuff on this blog because, frankly, who cares? Well, I’m sure some people do, but I’m not sure I do any more.

The BBC blog from a couple of days ago is a case in point. I was angry and wanted to say something, but when I tried to express myself, it didn’t translate well and I had trouble coming up with something vaguely readable. For me to get satisfaction from blogging, it’s got to be either (a) amusing or (b) well-argued and coherent, otherwise I’m just another semi-literate person mashing the keyboard with his fists. That would be good enough for RightMinds, but not for me.

This may be just a temporary blip. In any event, I’ve just paid to renew my web hosting, so I’m stuck with this until October 2013 at least!

2 Responses
  1. Comment by Ian Jones
    11th October 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Well, for what it’s worth (not much), can I request a few more bulletins about stuff you’ve seen and done around Liverpool. I always particularly enjoy those updates, not least as they sort of help keep me in touch with the city I lived in for so many years.

    Also, I’d have expected a blog about Strictly Come Dancing by now. Don’t tell me you’re not watching!

  2. Comment by Scott
    11th October 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Remember, you have that fancy iPhone now. You can blog from anywhere. Drop something into the internet when you’re out and about. It doesn’t have to be profound – stop self-editing!