The three readers of my blog will have noticed that lately I have not written much. This is not because I have somehow abandoned the blog or given up on the medium, but rather because I have come to learn that the only way I can successfully blog is when something catches my passion and I am compelled to write. I suspect this is why I would make a crap journalist because on this rationale it would be a long time between drinks for me in my writing career and despite my obvious brilliance I suspect my editor would get heartedly sick of waiting for me. Of course I would do other things like make the coffee and ensure their desk was neat and tidy each day when they arrived, but this ruse would only keep me popular for so long. Even my long tested and tried method of being the office clown would eventually wear thin and my career as a professional writer would draw to a close after maybe two or three pithy articles which I would be sure had changed the face of modern journalism, but in reality would be forgotten after about five minutes. It's not like I don't have things going on and passions firing within me dear reader. It's just that I just simply cannot share them all. No, no, no, some things need to be kept private. Even in my very publicly tweeted, photographed and generally social media featured life, I have to keep some things to myself. I know at least one of you three readers is now recoiling in the shock of this statement, having been convinced for some months that all I do is document my very existence. But no, there are a couple of things I have not told you and will not. No matter how much you beg. Maybe one day I will talk of these when they are not so close, personal and no doubt are less interesting. Maybe then, they will have their day in the sun.
So until then I will keep looking for the next publicly discussable, passion firing topic to fuel my desire to write and share.
Finally, here is a list of topics I have almost wrote about that sit in drafts on this very blog:
Peter Dunne and the inherent sexism of the reporting Mental illness vs ill mentally Winston Peters Death and moving on Fun Gareth Morgan and cats
If anyone wants to request for one of these to be finished, go ahead :-)