Friday, November 16, 2012

Back

Pee-Wee
I spat the dummy and now I'm sucking it back up again.

I had a hissy-fit, I was hasty, I erred in anger.

Or something like that.

Giving up Bloggertropolis has been harder than I thought it would be. It's been like having an arteficial limb that has seen me compete in the paralympics suddenly ripped off and denied me.

Plus my wife has pointed out that (a) Bloggertropolis is a weird kind of family annal that we and the kids can look back on when Karen and I are old and grey and the kids have booked us into the Tombstone Express Nursing Home and remember the good old bad old days and (b) I am advertizing myself as a writer - flaunting my novels and poetry - and it rather undoes all that good marketing if visitors to this blog then find I'm "no longer writing" anymore.

So with apologies I am kind of back.

My other writing projects will continue (Lord knows I have another novel to write even as I continue to push The Great Escapes of Danny Houdini onto unreceptive agents) but alongside them will be Bloggertropolis. Probably not as it was before. The posts may be a little more infrequent and out of the blue. But continue they shall.

And it feels right.

I am going to have my cake and eat it.

And if that's a hissy fit, well, I love it.

I'm getting all diva on yo' ass and there ain't  a thing you can do about it.

Except, er, maybe not read my posts...

34 comments:

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

Just in time. I was about to wipe you off my google reader!

Steve said...

Trish: you make me sound like a pubic hair on a toilet bowl. ;-)

MOTHER OF MANY said...

You hissy away Steve,I have missed your posts and humour.
It is good to see you back.
Party on :)

Steve said...

Mother of Many: thank you, dudess!

Alex Walsh said...

Wait, you were gone?

Seriously, welcome back :)

Being Me said...

Huzzah!

vegemitevix said...

Bravo. Good to hear!

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Welcome back Bro. Yep that family record-keeping is pretty worthwhile even if it doesn't feel so writerly as venting spleen.

the fly in the web said...

Strut yo' stuff, Steve...

Steve said...

Alex: absence plainly made the heart grow... or not.

Being Me: callooh callay!

Vix: ta!

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden: apparently you only remember the good times anyway...

The fly: sho'nuff!

Nota Bene said...

Too late, you caused me angst and grief and I've moved on. I'm never coming back, let alone commenting...although I do support Mrs Bloggertropolis' point about this being a useful remembrance device for when you're a little older and a little more senile (like me). Toodlepip

End of hissy fit.

Steve said...

Nota Bene: so I'll see you same time next week then?

Livi TeePot said...

Fabulous :) I look forward to your sporadic postings :)

English Rider said...

There's a lot of it about, this coming and going thing.

Steve said...

Livi: thank you muchly.

English Rider: people are just so inconsistent these days.

Suburbia said...

Great to have your cake and eat it, where's my bit by the way?!

Nana Go-Go said...

Just when I was getting over NOT being on your selective email list.....here you are!!Thank God you shook off those chicken feathers and man-ed up!!
Go Team Bloggertropolis!

Steve said...

Suburbia: er... I ate it.

Nana Go-Go: didn't feel right not to have you along for the ride. And did I really not email you? I am horrified. My blogging life is not complete without you.

Nana Go-Go said...

Perhaps you did email me and I forgot - I've been a bit ga-ga since I saw Neil Oliver in person at our local book festival last week - shmokin'. Sorry that is entirely inappropriate for a woman in the twilight (zone)of her years! I hope to see you at our local book festival one day, dear boy,so keep at it. Have a great weekend.

Fran said...

Oh, stop faffing about. I have no sense of direction, you know, and get easily confused if people aren't where I expect them to be.

Steve said...

Nana Go-Go: was Prof Alice Roberts with him? Hubba hubba! Er... excuse me. I need to go for a long hard lie down.

Fran: it's easy. I am EVERYWHERE.

Keith said...

Great to have you back here. I understand all your reasoning, but this is your natural, generous home.

joebloggs said...

And only just last week I had that Alice wotsit with the other bird, wotsername from ashes in the back of me cab an they wos lookin fer a place to ave a few drinks and "git their party on" as they say. I couldn't believe some of the things they wer suggestin, would have made a jimmy Seville blush...anyways I just had to drop em off at some local Indian takeaway place in Lemmo. if you had bin arahnd I couldve dropped em rahnd yors.
next time eh? glad you back wiv us.

The bike shed said...

This all so confusing Steve... you're making things VERY difficult. First you say you care and then you say you don't and then you say do really you want us back......

Well, this is your last chance. Any more of your cyber wanderings and the door will be closed for good...

Now go make us some tea



Löst Jimmy said...

Given my own blog absence I had noticed your farewell but for the record I'm delighted you're back!
Now don't do it again.
As you were...

Löst Jimmy said...

Given my own blog absence of late I hadn't noticed your farewell, but glad your back. Now don't do it again. As you were...

Clippy Mat said...

hmm, how can we miss you if you won't go away? :p
and
I didn't get an email either!
so i found you on Facebook
and you didn't respond.
you trying to tell me something?

Steve said...

Keith: well said that man.

Joe: tell them I'm free next weekened.

The bike shed: milk? Two sugars?

Owen: message and received and understood but too sensitive to post.

Löst Jimmy: aye aye cap'n!

Clippy Mat: try me again on Facebook and I'll give you some sugar.

Rol said...

I have a tremendous feeling of deja vu. As I may have said elsewhere to someone entirely different: I knew it was too good to be true. ;-p

Steve said...

Rol: I'm like a bad penny...

TimeWarden said...

Many Happy Returns!

Steve said...

TimeWarden: suddenly I feel very old.

Kelloggs Ville said...

I had to find out from somebody else, you couldn't even bring yourself to tell me yourself.....

Steve said...

Kelloggs Ville: I just couldn't cope with the tears.