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Thursday, June 12, 2008
the end of the line?
This blog has come under attack in recent weeks and I'm seriously considering giving it up.
It has served its purpose over the last couple of years, and it used to be great when people turned up at Midsomer Norton and praised me for it, usually with the codicil 'especially all the Peak Oil stuff'.
But times have changed. I now rarely get to MN, it's a rare treat for me, and the progress being made is fantastic. But the world's changed, everyone's aware of Peak Oil now as it's affecting them directly. People don't want to hear about it now it's personal, they'd rather bury their heads in the sand and hope the government will come up with something.
I thought we were better than that, that we could do things for OURSELVES, rather than foolishly expect everything to be done for us. I thought MN was a symbol of that. I was obviously wrong.
I get married at the end of next week. Perhaps I can think about it over the honeymoon, and perhaps the photos I used to take most days there will convince me there is still a point to this, but to be honest at the moment it looks like closure for this online S&D - and with no hope of a revival 40 years on ...