a slow start to 2013

Happy 2013! I’m sure you thought I’d given up and found newer and better forms of diversion by now, but no – I’m still lurking behind The Wind-Up Sheep. Rather aptly, I discovered the concept of slow blogging only recently. There’s slow everything else, so I don’t know why I didn’t consider the potential for the slow blog. But as someone who really pushed the concept to the max before she had even heard of it, the eventual discovery was enormously comforting. The idea, for anyone who doesn’t already know, is that contrary to the standard advice given to bloggers that one should post every day, at all costs, in order to build and maintain an audience, one can in fact hold an audience with far more infrequent but better thought-out posts.

Beautiful alium

Now this is where I differ: advocates of slow blogging recommend roughly a post every week to ten days, whereas I prefer to take a far more chilled approach than even the slowest of the slow, as I’m sure anyone who attempts to read this blog ‘regularly’ will know. But, reader(s), rest assured that you are magnificently well-treated here. I wouldn’t dream of wasting your time with superfluous posts: you only get the crème de la crème here, as you know I only blog when my inspiration crosses paths with a full moon AND the first groundhog of the season. (And yes, before you ask, groundhogs round here are exceptionally slow to wake up.)

Lovely poppies

Anyhow. Now that we understand one another, I can get back to business.