Monday, July 23, 2007

Think of England dies

Following the month-long intermission, it seems unlikely that Think of England will be continuing in its traditional rip-roaring, nearly-daily form. As such, I apologise to the people who’ve been kind and bored enough to read the blog and demand more.

I suppose the concept of ‘demand’ is really the problem. Blogs are curious things – they start (and continue) as vanity projects/outlets for quiet loudmouths, but can end up being almost a moral duty and a daily grind. I don’t have the time now to spend on writing lots of posts, and the time and energy that I do have should really be spent on more profitable (literally and literarily) pursuits.

Brit will continue to post comments on other blogs, but a lot less prolifically.

For the record – this is not about the Islamophobia thing, though that did help put things into perspective.

Thanks to all who have contributed, with a special mention for my ex-fellow Duckians, and a very special mention for Peter and David. I’ve spent more time locked in forthright argument with them than with anybody else alive (apart from my sister), despite actually agreeing with them on nearly everything that I think is important.

TofE may be back at some point. Never say never and all that.



martpol said...

May I be the first to say thank you for all the highly intelligent postings, illuminating quotations and infuriating leftist-baiting assertions. I will miss visiting ToE as part of morning routine of doing things that are actually interesting before I get down to the duller aspects of working life.

Nonetheless, I'm sure that many will agree that they would want the poems to survive before all else. So "" instead of blogspot it is.

Anonymous said...

Yes, all things must pass, to everything there is a season, etc., etc., although I had been holding out hope you were about to be named special peace envoy to the Middle East. But I suppose the world has too many Middle East peace envoys and not enough poetry, so good luck, take care and thanks for everything.

Brit said...

Thanks chaps.

David said...

My blogging (or anti-blogging) epiphany was that profitable argument could only be had with those with whom we almost entirely agree.

See you in the comment sections.

Brit said...

Yes, David - that is it exactly. With arguments, unless you to start from roughly the same place you can never get anywhere; and unless you speak roughly the same language, you can't make yourselves heard.