Regular readers will have noticed a paucity of blog posts here for the last week and a half. I can only apologise and explain the situation as it stands.
Over the last couple of years I had been very fortunate to be working in a role not far from home that afforded me the time and opportunity to read widely and blog on news and current affairs, with the ability to do this from the office. Nothing lasts for ever and the role came to an end recently.
Unlike many people in the current economic climate I have been lucky enough to find my feet quickly with a new job in a new organisation, and for that I am really thankful. But as always there are swings and roundabouts, plusses and minuses.
The first problem is the nature of my work and my employer’s necessarily restrictive internet policy makes it nigh on impossible to spend time taking in the news then blogging observations from the office. That immediately reduces my scope for blogging. The second problem is that my day is much longer due to the 140 mile round trip to work each day (surprise surprise, public transport doesn’t go where I need to go, so I have to drive and swallow hard at the rising fuel price).
So when I finally get home after 7pm I’m ready to wind down and focus on family rather than tearing into the deceit, hypocrisy and rank stupidity of the entities and individuals who govern and influence our lives.
Publishing the occasional evening blog post and a couple of posts at the weekend won’t do this blog justice and won’t be enough for me. So reluctantly I now need to consider if Autonomous Mind has run its course and will sit here in suspended animation hereafter. It will be a wrench if it is because as you can tell from my posts I really do enjoy doing this.
It may be that circumstances allow me to find a way to resume blogging with the rate of output I have previously, or some kind blogger might allow me to grace their home with the occasional guest post now and again. But that remains to be seen. I suppose we will just have to see how things pan out over the next few days before making a final decision.
In the meantime, thanks for your visits and comments here. I hope you will continue to read my favourite blogs listed in the roll on the right and give encouragement to those excellent bloggers who continue to analyse and inform.