I have no doubt in my mind that people have long since stopped checking in on this site. And rightly so. I think it may be possible that there are some RSS feeds out there with a small dusty corner to it, not particularly well-lit, shrouded in cobwebs, that could potentially still hold a place for my poor, rarely-posted-to blog.
I never gave a good explanation of why I have so drastically cut back on posting.
It is not for lack of a desire to write or subject manner for which to write about. I have no end to either of those. Rather it is for purely physical reasons.
A few years ago I had had the great misfortune to develop Radial Tunnel Syndrome (RTS). It’s very similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but where Carpal Tunnel effects primarily the wrist and hand, RTS is from the wrist to the shoulder, depending on severity. And as is my way typically, I went far too long without seeking treatment, so it’s quite severe.
I spent close to $1,000 on physical therapy over the course of a few months, continue to do a great deal of stretching and exercise, and though the condition has lessened considerably, the pain still prevents me from typing much of the time.
My posts have been written primarily at work. I have rather awful work hours and two hours a day of commuting, so when I am at home I rarely have time to sit down and publish a post. Therein lies the problem, my desk at work is so poorly set up I can hardly handle sitting at it very long, let alone typing much.
That said, I plan to use the WordPress app on my phone, as I’m doing now in fact, to post more often. Also I will be making an effort to devote a bit of time at home to post there as well.
Either way, if you are reading this, thank you! I am in fact not dead yet… only mostly dead =P