Friday May 9, 2008
The whole nation seems to me to be holding its breath and waiting in anticipation of what may occur with fuel and food prices, with the property market, and with the credit ‘crisis’. I say crisis but, looking at the smug smiles on the faces of those who make their livings from credit I suspect they’re not overly bothered. Heh ho. It’s the rich what gets the pleasure/And the poor what gets the blame.
This place is now a veritable hive of inactivity. Nothing is happening. In a big way, nothing is happening. I keep my brain ticking over by transferring journal files over–I’m in the middle of September 2005 now and shall very shortly be counting down the last twelve months. I have plans for the future of the journal, seeking to find a way to avoid this periodic massive labour of file transfers as the WWW changes under my feet and I keep on writing. How’s it go? If you’re in a hole, stop digging?
I think my mistake is to keep all my eggs in one basket like this. In a couple of months there will be ten years of entries here. I think it’d be more sensible to start over, leaving the old stuff spinning as a live but inactive archive. I’m wanting to change the style of the writing, too. It has matured and changed over the years but sitting on top of a massive pile impedes that process, I’m sure of it.
Two, possibly three things need to happen before I do anything about it, though. I must finish the transfer of the files. That’s a given. The ten-year anniversary of the online journal happens this coming June. I’d like to get past that milestone, too. And, finally, I rather fancy starting a new format, new look, new feel, possibly even new name journal when we move house.
The way things are happening I have those events in the right order. The house move thing, though, may stretch the whole thing out a little.
I’m happy enough here. Leastways, I am when Graham is at home. If the property market stays frozen, I’ll go on being happy here, too. The only thing I’d like is a little raised-bed salad vegetable garden to potter at. I may have to be creative with a strawberry tower and a winter potato pot. And a columnar containerised cherry tree. Or possibly a raspberry tower. King of fruits, is the raspberry. Good for blowing, too.