There was a worry that once the general election was over this blog would go into decline. Having concentrated so much on the battle for Luton South, the concern was that after all the votes had been counted and the winner declared I would have nothing to write about.
That has proved not to be the case. The election result was not an end of the excitement, but the beginning of an extraordinary period in politics. So there has been no shortage of things to write about nor of things that I have wanted to say.
Yet, this blog has declined nonetheless.
The lack of activity is partly due to the expected post election slump. The need to recover lost mental and physical energy and catch up on neglected tasks. Yet the truth is new MPs and ministers aren’t the only ones who have been struggling to get to grips with a new job in the last few weeks. Alright, it might not be quite that challenging, but I have started a three month contract taking over the management of a website development project. Working out what I need to be doing and a return to the daily commute has left little space for blogging.
It is a shame really. Thanks mainly to the election this blog was building up a nice bit of momentum. I am disappointed that I wasn’t able to keep it going and carry that through.
However, things are now settling down a bit and I am going to try to catch up on what I’ve missed and see if I can get some regular writing going.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.