This year is a presidential election year, a time when political bloggers have a lot of things to blog about. As the campaigns start gearing up, there will be many topics covered, statements made, and gaffes galore, all of which provide ample fodder for bloggers to weigh in. That’s in addition to … debating … what the pundits on either side are saying. If I said that I’ll be doing that, I’d be lying. If history is any guide, I’m going to be mostly absent from here.
If you take a look at the “Archives” (left hand column, down below the recent posts list) here, you’ll notice something. In summer, my blog production sinks like a stone. That’s a function of my professional life. In summers, I get busy. As in long hours, mostly away from computers, and usually too tired to hammer out a post when I do get a chance. The funny thing is that it’s been over twenty years since I could take a vacation in summer. No, I haven’t had this job for that long, it just seems that I’ve ended up in jobs where “summer” meant “insanely busy.”
This summer is looking to be a bit worse on that front. I’ve accepted a new assignment which means a pay raise along with additional responsibilities. The down side of that as a blogger is that I’m going to be even more “out of contact” than in previous years, starting in May. While this isn’t a “hiatus announcement,” since those never work out, it is saying that I may not be posting for considerable stretches of time. Barring any repeats of last year’s disasters, I hope to pick up up again sometime in September. It’s going to be an interesting fall, at any rate.