Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Break in transmission

I leave today for Mt Hotham. I had hoped to complete several advance posts before departure, but that will not be possible.

Today's post was to be on things Australians believe. You can find the supporting material here and here.

It's been an interesting blogging year, with some 346 posts on this blog. It's also been a year in which I added the weekly Express column, something that I have enjoyed writing but which has reduced blogging somewhat.

My writing over the year has mixed current events with history and a fair bit of reflection. I feel that I have learned a fair bit. I hate feeling static.

I am looking forward to taking some time when we get back just to look over the things that I have written and to do some consolidation.

As in previous years, I have really valued reading the material from fellow bloggers as well as the comments and other interaction generated by my own posts. By Neil's standards I am a mere blogging novice, coming up on four years as compared to a decade!

On Neil, by the way, his template instability has been replaced by blog instability! As a creature of habit, I just get used to one Floating Life and then he archives it and I have to start again! The new blog marks the start of Neil's second decade as a blogger.

It's hard to believe that Neil and I first came in blogging contact in August 2006. Since then, his blogging activities have been a constant. I find it interesting as well as personally satisfying; you do get to know a little about a person, his ideas and life when you are in a sense in touch on a daily basis over an extended period!     

To all my blogging friends, have a happy Christmas. I will see you a little later.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jim

Well, I’ve let your post stand for 24+ hours, with no takers, so let me be the first to offer return greetings to you and your family.

Dunno how they put up with you and your musings – but it is to my great personal gain that they do.

Thank you for some interesting brain fodder. And long may it be so.


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Thomas said...

All the best to you and your family, Jim, for Christmas and the new year.

tikno said...

Dear Jim, Merry Christmas to you and your family, and all reader here. All the best for next year.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you KVD, Thomas and Tikno. Just back and with lots to write about, KVD. Just have to get some of the photos downloaded!