A Note on my Current Whereabouts
The reason for this is that, for the second time in under eighteen months, I have moved house. While this move may only taken me ten miles down the road, it has effectively transported me ten years into the past as far as internet connectivity is concerned. My current home is almost impossibly lovely but it is quite a long way from the nearest village and is surrounded entirely by woods and fields meaning that my current connection speed is somewhere in the region of 70-100k/second with very little bandwidth to spare. Though certainly serviceable as far as most online activity is concerned, these speeds mean that I can no longer hang out on social media.
Back when I set up this blog, I asserted my adherence to the principles of the Slow Blogging Manifesto as I felt that my previous experiments in blogging had lured me into the trap of having to provide large amounts of content in an effort to keep my numbers from slipping back down the curve. While I think I’ve done a pretty good job of not running my mouth purely for the sake of running my mouth, I am aware that my desire to keep producing posts had morphed into a desire to remain in synch with each and every emotional convulsion of my Twitter timeline. Given that the technological fates are currently conspiring against me, I have decided to turn my lack of bandwidth into an opportunity and reacquaint myself with a more sedate approach to online interaction.
Should anyone need me (and I’m not sure why they would), I am still on email and will set things up so that my posts are automatically pumped out on twitter but otherwise I’m going to give this whole sitting-in-a-shack-in-the-woods thing a try for a little while and see what comes of it.