Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Back again blogging

For the past year I have not been blogging.

The principal reason was that I wanted to devote some more time to research and writing on a number of cultural issues, with a particular focus on Ulster-Scots history and culture.

That requires time and there is a limit to the number of hours you can work so the blog was put in abeyance.

In the meantime I have started a weekly column in the Belfast Telegraph and this appears in the newspaper on Thursdays.  The subjects are as varied as those that appeared on this blog but there is a greater discipline through having to produce a column regularly, with a deadline on Wednesday morning.  There are no deadlines with a blog.

Over the coming weeks I intend to copy these newspaper columns across to this blog.  I will also be posting other articles again on the blog.  A weekly column brings discipline and a deadline but you are limited to one a week.  You are also faced with producing a newspaper article that is roughly 650 words long, whereas a blog post can be as long or indeed as short as you want.

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