Some of you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here lately with output a bit down from a few months ago. Truth is it’s becoming increasingly difficult to produce the hours of endless drivel necessary to keep the blog going the way I want it to.
I have become a bit fussy both about the quality of photos and of the text, so now everything seems to take so much longer than it did when I was simply posting on a forum. Hours are now spent in front of a computer screen in attempt to produce regular output with less time spent on reading and planning trips…and, it could be argued, getting myself out the door and back into the hills. I also feel the raison d’etre of the blog has become compromised in recent months.
The problem has been compounded in that I wanted to keep posting the “tails” on ScottishHills.com but the endless b*******g about with photos and text to fit both WordPress, and then Shills, has meant a lot of extra work. Ironically it’s far easier to post on Shills and then copy to the blog than the other way about. Also the amount of time I’ve spent on the blog, and the commitments associated with blogging in general, has dramatically reduced the time I have available to spend with friends on the Shills forum and has left me with an almost “really can’t be a***d” mentality when I do eventually get there. I don’t consider this to be a good thing.
So what’s going to happen?
Firstly the intention is to have the blog solely as a hillwalking blog. I still want to keep a “published” record of our escapades on the hills so I intend to continue to write The Fatdog Tails. My intention is to post them on Shills and then post them on the blog…that way I can do a straight copy with only minor editing.
Secondly I don’t intend to write about much else (“Hurrah!” they scream) other than possibly a precursor to the trips and maybe a linking section between trips so that the whole thing has continuity.
Thirdly the blog appearance will be changed in the next few days to freshen it up and to reflect the changes
My apologies to those who enjoyed the prattle on a variety of subjects but I’m afraid the time has come for me to concentrate more on the walking and less on the writing. I will always be grateful to those who have shown great faith and return week upon week to find out what we’re up to whether it’s hillwalking or other pursuits and hope that you are not too disappointed with the changes.
I also hope you’ll continue to enjoy the Fatdog “Tails” and drop in to see how we are getting on and say Hi!.