So I’ve deleted my Bloglines account. I was checking it far too often and allowing myself to get distracted by it from more pressing duties. I’ve transferred my feeds to my home computer using the Sage plug-in for Firefox so I can still keep up with what everyone’s saying, but hopefully on a less addicted, obsessive basis.
To be honest, this is part of what I suspect will be a general, gradual withdrawal from blogging over what Gordon Brown would call “the next period of time”. I don’t think I’m about to stop in the immediate future, but – well, I can’t possibly imagine I’d still be doing this when I’m 40, or even 35, and so there’s a sort of Laffer Curve effect – a curve that starts at zero, ends at zero and so necessarily reaches a peak somewhere in between. I suspect the peak is now behind me. Other duties, vocations and interests are gradually eroding the space available for this sort of thing.