Six weeks ago I put this blog on hiatus, not knowing when if ever I would return to blogging. It had become too time consuming and no fun. I felt as though I had to post every day. It consisted little more than me embedding videos and cutting and pasting from interesting material that other people had written, which was never what I intended this blog to become. it had morphed into something I didn't really want it to be. So I stopped.
But I have decided to resurrect it. Over the last six weeks I'd come to miss it; not the daily grind of constantly having to find something to post to, but the forum that it gave me to share what interested me and to express my ideas and opinions. So my return to blogging is governed by two simple rules. First, I won't feel compelled to blog every day. Second, I will only blog when I have something to say (even if at times it is as simple as saying I agree with someone else). As a consequence, there will be less updates, but hopefully they will be more interesting and meaningful than what I was churning out before.
My return to blogging also marks the launch of a new niche blog, Black ConLaw, which will look at developments in Australian constitutional law. If that topic interests you, you can find out more about that blog here.
So that blogging remains fun, I also intend to play around with some new technology and experiment with some new ways of expressing myself online. You can see my first crude attempt at this with the Seesmic video embedded below.
Basically, I hope that what all of this means is less but better blogging. And please let me know how you think I'm going in achieving that goal. There has never been much of a culture of conversation on this blog, which I would like to change. So please comment if you agree or disagree with anything I say.
Finally, in addition to this blog and Black ConLaw, there are many other ways you can connect with me online. My tumbelog Freedom to Dither is where most of the videos and lighter stuff that used to be on this blog will now be posted to. You can check that out here. Plus, there is always Twitter, delicious and Facebook. Or if you want to stalk all of my online activity, FriendFeed.
Plus there is now Seesmic: