As you may have noticed, I have been churning these blog posts out over recent weeks. That is because, like some adolescent schoolboy, I made a resolution at the beginning of the month to see if I could manage a post a day during January. And if you check the Blog Archive list on the sidebar you will notice that, here we are on the 30th January and this is my 30th post for the month. So what has this experiment taught me? In the first place, I have to say that it is as sustainable as making railway sleepers from elephant ivory. Even I - the man who once represented his County in the All-England Boring Championships - am running out of half interesting things to say. And finding time to put a post together each day can be time-consuming and get in the way of the important things in life such as watching football on TV or stealing beer mats from the local pubs. Having watched a television cookery programme recommending that you should bake your bread in large batches and freeze the resulting teacakes for later consumption, I decided to apply this philosophy to blogging and, earlier in the month, I wrote a series of posts and froze them by pre-scheduling their release to the world. The results were a bit like pre-frozen bread buns: a bit stodgy, a trifle dull, and slightly stale. I have abandoned this technique for both my bread and my posts and now what you get is straight out of the oven. This explains how I can respond to the last request in the comments of yesterdays' post, in less than 24 hours. This, Marilyn, is a view looking in the opposite direction through the gate and down the path. Anyone familiar with Sheffield will recognise the University Arts Tower emerging from the general fog of ignorance.
There is only one day left in January, and I can promise you that, after that, things will slow down here on News From Nowhere. I will start adding artificial additives into the blogpost mixture to keep it fresh for a little longer so that no longer do I have to bake on a daily basis.