Did you see the way I had to add the other sentence on the end of the last paragraph to ensure balance. It's in fact a bit boring having to do that, but if you don't you leave yourself open to cries of bias. I think this could be the last post of this blog - not because I think anything on the blog is wrong - I'm very proud of it all (proud in the healthy sense of the word of course!) - it's just that I now have other projects ongoing and also, I've said all I wanted to say. All I had mentally accumulated over the couple of decades before we had the internet, but had nowhere to publish it.
Things have moved on, I would still like to see a Labour government and remain a Labour supporter - Vote Corbyn 2017! - but I will concede that Theresa May is at least a better leader than Mr Cameron. By no means perfect - but better. Things are at least a little more stabilised politically now.
This Blog has had quite a lot of page views - 93 thousand and counting to date - one month it had 7200 page views, I was pleased about the high view count and it encouraged me to write more on here. The poems I first wrote on here, I collected them up and used Amazon Create Space to self publish them, amazingly this poetry book of mine briefly got into the Amazon UK poetry chart in Christmas 2013, peaking at #5. Fun though being in the charts was, poetry is the slowest selling book genre, so it didn't make me rich.
From a psychology point of view, I was fascinated to see people's reaction about getting the book into the charts. Some people were positive about it - but the chart thing did seem to - often, but not always inspire jealousy in people - kind of like when I mentioned my book getting into the charts; the other person often completely ignored me telling them that, but instead said "I've always wanted to write a book". Like I say, I found this reaction fascinating and to be honest it only served to further enrich my writing (I like to think anyway) and helped me understand human nature even more.
I think if you have a small bit of writing success like me, it's often only enough to inspire people's unhealthy competitive side (there is a positive healthy side to competition in humans of course) and the reaction you get is mostly negative. I think if you have a real lot of writing success, people's competitive unhealthy reaction is outweighed by their admiration of your high achievement and their desire to be associated with you - so they are really nice to you! ha
If you check back along the timeline of this blog, quite a few of the predictions I made came true. Don't worry - I'm don't think I'm Nostradamus or whatever - it's just the way things were going at that point - you would have to be a bit academically challenged to not correctly predict some things were going to be over - turned.
Anyway - as an interest - this blog has been tremendous fun and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt a lot about politics and economics along the way - not to mention the fun I had with the poetry. And (you're technically not supposed to start sentences with 'and' but sometimes I think it really works) I intend in the future to always keep an eye on the political situation.
If things deteoriate politically- the retirement of this blog could be short lived - so who know's I may post on this blog again yet - that's why I like the title so much of: