My life's taken on a different rhythm this past year. And one of the consequences is that blogging has moved down the agenda (you may have already noticed). Or it may be that blogging has lost its way somewhat, because I'm not the only one who's stopped or faltered. Partly, of course, it's the fault of Twitter. Which is a shame, because it's very difficult to talk about or discuss design on Twitter (because to do that we need pictures, don't we?).
Anyhows, I've not completely disappeared. And there's a lot of activity goes on here, even though I might not be posting with any regularity.
The first is spam commenting. Don't you just hate it? And what do they expect to gain? Well, the fact that commenting on here can no longer be as open as it's always been - or as open as I'd really like it to be. So in future all comments will need to be moderated by me before they appear on the blog. Don't let that put you off though. I still like to hear from you. And it's moderation, not censorship, remember. I won't be doing any editing, just clearing out the junk (and all the wedding dresses that you might have noticed a little earlier today).
And the other hot topic which has attracted an enormous amount of off-blog attention over the past few months is what's going on at the Chartered Society of Designers. It seems that I'm far from being the only one who's been wondering what happens to their membership subscription. And who find themselves given the cold shoulder (or worse) should they dare to raise the subject. I suspect that things there might be coming to a head.
I'll keep you posted.