After a long hiatus I’ve decided to formally end my brief foray into blogging.
After seven months of silence I’m decided to formally call it quits on the blog. Rather than disappear without so much as a word, I thought I would do this short farewell post and explain what I’ve been up to (and will be up to).
The reason I haven’t been blogging is simply because I haven’t been inspired to write about anything. I haven’t fallen into a bleak bit of depression or anything so serious, but, as I have written about in previous posts, things were so up in the air with my job that it seemed pointless to write any progress updates until I knew more.
Then lockdown hit. Lockdown was fine for me. I could work from home and I quite enjoy solitude. But what it did do was extend the uncertainty surrounding a job move as so many firms imposed hiring freezes. Thus the stasis with my life (and consequently the blog) dragged on.
I will shortly be starting a new job. In theory this means I could pick up the metaphorical pen again – especially as the new job involves a pay cut and therefore some adjustment to my FIRE goals. There’s also all the uncertainty I feel about the wisdom of having bought a flat in London now that all we hear about is that the City is dead and working from home means no-one wants to live here anymore.
However, after such a long hiatus I am not feeling especially inclined to start writing again. I am expecting my new job to be much busier than the old one and so carving out time to write the blog only makes sense if I really loved doing it.
Of course, some will ask why I don’t just keep the blog up and write infrequently and irregularly when the mood takes me. The reason I am not doing that is essentially down to the fact that my site hosting and domain are up for renewal soon and I don’t want to incur the cost if I’m not going to be fully invested in the blog. So I will probably be taking the blog offline a few weeks after posting this.
So fear not! I am quite well and there is no sinister reason for me not posting anymore. I am just not very good at sticking with things for the long term. Never was.
I will still keep involved in the FI community as a non-blogger. For my fellow bloggers who actually stick with their blogs, you may see me cropping up in your comments (possibly still under the Fretful Finance name or maybe under my real name).