Or, Lapsing, then Lapsing into Solo-dom
I think this will be my last post on Troppo. For some time, I’ve been thinking seriously about a number of conflicting impulses relating to my blogging life. For a start, I really need at this time to focus all my writing energies on my thesis. Chris Sheil’s example of taking a hiatus to bring a major research project to conclusion has also weighed very heavily with me. There are also major changes in my personal and professional lives which I think need time to work themselves through without too much else on my plate. I’ve never been sure how well I’ve fitted into the Troppo ethos, and I’ve also been thinking that I’d like to give the blogging thing a go on my own, and see how I go.
I don’t want to comment again on the recent Troppo culture wars except to say that civility is a very important value, and it is not consistent and never should be consistent with judging others on the basis of their style of life. But enough said already. I want to stress that recent Troppo controversies occurred after I’d more or less made up my mind to take this step. So no inferences need be drawn.
So I’ll be setting up a solo blog in due course, not quite sure when at this point but I would imagine sometime before the end of April. If you’re interested in this project, keep an occasional eye on my livejournal site 1. I remain exceptionally grateful to Ken for inviting me here, and it’s been consistently enjoyable and entertaining for me. I hold Ken in very high regard, and think he’s done the blogosphere immense service, which I fervently trust will continue to be the case for a long time. My hope for Troppo is that it lives up to its ethos, which I think is well worth supporting and which is a fairly distinctive one in the Australian blogosphere. I hope in turn I’ve been able to give you something – however modest – in return for the pleasure of sharing your company and benefitting from your comments and the stimulation of interacting with you. You’ve been a great audience, but it’s time for me to wish you goodnight for the moment, at least.
IMAGE SOURCE: Photo taken by my friend Eryn last year when we went up to Coolum for a beach wedding and rented a postmodern shack for the weekend. It should be noted that this image was captured on the stumble home through the bush after dining on steak and a number of red wines with the wedding kiddies and listening to the excellent music of Brisvegas’ answer to Ani DiFranco, Peachfish.
- also worth a visit if you’re looking for a share house in Brisvegas at the moment!