There is a reason why my blog posts are so infrequent; when it comes to thinking up a notion to expand on, I can never think of anything that I might want to dedicate a few hundred words to. As a perfectionist through and through - and, believe me, that isn't an understatement - I often spend hours on end drafting a post, re-drafting it and then deleting it all to start again. It's silly, I know, but I just can't help it.
This post, however, is going to be different. Firstly, it only took me between fifteen and twenty minutes to write that first paragraph (pretty much a personal best for me) and, secondly, I started it without having any specific topic in mind. I still don't, by the way.
Of course, that would happen, wouldn't it? Every time I read an opinion piece, be it in the form of a newspaper article or someone else's blog, I always want to write my reaction to it on here. The only trouble is that I usually read these sort of things when I'm meant to be doing something else (i.e. homework or revision) and, although I can allow myself to take a small break, guilt tears me to pieces when this break then lasts for an hour or so.
So I apologise for the long break; it was the result of guilt over revision and a lack of stimuli. But I am more apologetic for returning to the 'blogosphere' with this piece of work - I mean, it's hardly riveting, is it? On the plus side, I finished it in just under an hour, so I'm allowing myself to put in this little smiley face right here :)
P.S. My next post will be better and out within a week, I promise!