A small pause for reflection. Firstly to thank everyone who responded to the poll I put up last week and to those who left comments both publicly and who contacted me privately.
I was, to be honest, close to giving up altogether last week but I have paused, reflected and reconsidered.
I will attempt to write longer, more considered posts but a little less frequently – maybe with updates between 2 – 4 times a week rather than the daily updates I had initially planned when I started.
I have password-protected some posts – not because there is anything earth-shatteringly compelling – indeed, they are all posts that have been public at some point – if you have been following me, you aren’t losing anything by not having free and ready access to those posts.
The reason I password-protected them, is that I believe they do or could identify me more fully and I know for a fact now that my blog has been picked up and read by people who work in the same team as me (which is the actual reason for the crisis of confidence!). Please do feel free to contact me via the ‘contact form’ for the password if you are interested in any of them but don’t expect mind boggling revelations behind the password because really, there aren’t any!
But for the meantime, thank you to everyone who has read, written, commented and contacted me via email. It’s been a wonderful experience and journey.
I’m also in the process of setting up a completely unrelated private site. I like writing too much to stop completely. I won’t link it or direct people there as I actively want to be more open and less anonymous.
A friend told me last week, as I was talking that we shouldn’t put anything on the ‘internet’ that we wouldn’t be comfortable putting our name next to. I think they were referring more to Facebook update statuses! But although I will retain an anonymity, I want to bear that in mind as I write.