Wednesday, 7 February 2018

In a Rut.

Checking my stats today – the seventh anniversary of this blog – I noticed that my pageviews dropped below 1,000 last month for the first time since February 2012. Hardly surprising, given that I haven't posted anything since last November.

I've been struggling to find things to write about for quite a while anyway. Getting on for two years now, I suppose, seeing as my ‘Not writing’ post was posted back in June 2016.

But on my (supposedly more active) chess blog, too, I've only written two posts since the end of October, one of which was yesterday.

I'm also four months behind in my ongoing “Buying one record reviewed in The Wire each month” project (scroll down here, here, here and here).

I've not been to my local trans group either, for however many months it is, because what do I have to say really.

I even have emails from last September that I've not replied to yet.

In short, I've been in a slump. The winter months are always the worst for this, so it may be seasonal affective.

Or else, to put it less fancily (or fancifully), I'm just in a rut.

In a rut.

I've gotta get out of it, out of it, out of it, out of it, out of it.


  1. Sorry to hear you're in a rut. That can be a right pain in the you-know-what. I hope it clears soon.

    1. Thanks, Lynn. I do seem to be coming out of it a bit. I've managed quite a bit of work recently. And cleaning. Written three blogposts. Getting up to date with my reading. Started practising my recorders again. And, significantly I've had my first proper shave in ages. Though I've still not replied to those emails yet. And as Harry once said: “It's bound to rain sooner or later.” ;)