So. It's been a couple of weeks since I started trying to break out a bit on here and write some different stuff. I am enjoying it tremendously. So before I slope off for a long weekend I thought I'd just write something to reflect on that.
At times I do worry that I write a bit too much - part of this whole thing had come with the intention of writing less often, but better, but that doesn't turn out to have been the case. If anything, I appear to be writing more than ever, which isn't quite what I'd been hoping for. I worry that perhaps a bit of quality might be lost and I might be spreading myself a bit too thinly. But then I think: no, actually, quality isn't a finite thing. Sometimes you can write three or four things in a row that you really like, and then not do some for ages, but that doesn't mean your first post back will be any good, because it probably won't be. Writing, for me at least and I may not be a typical (or indeed good) writer, is something I need to keep doing to get better at it. A lot of the time I think I'm trying to outdo myself, which is probably no bad thing. I also seem to be fluctuating from not swearing at all to swearing a great deal, not sure why, but I'm not overly concerned. Some things, like Fucking Bigtrak, need a good swear.
I really liked this as well, which I discovered this week. Me, a 'deluger'. That makes me smile, that someone would take the time to set up a list and put me in it, because they wanted to read what I wrote, despite the fact I also occasionally (or even frequently, who knows) annoyed the hell out of them. It's a handy workaround for people you want to read but who turn up a bit too often, like me. So I don't mind if you'd rather list me as a 'deluger' so you can take a breather when I'm rabbiting on a bit too much; it's probably a more elegant solution than my unfollow-refollow business. I'm rather proud of being a 'deluger'.
And there are glimpses of better things to come, I think. There are always glimpses, and that's often enough. A couple of weeks ago this blogging lark didn't seem a great deal of fun; now it seems more fun than ever.
Obviously this post is one of the rubbish ones you have to wade through to get to the good ones, but that's unfortunately how I seem to be doing things at the moment.
I'll stop over-analysing. And writing.