# I try to avoid writing about politics but I was surprised that I'd not written about any US elections before and only discussed a UK general election once.

Then I remembered that until 2014 the blog was almost entirely focused on discussing social media. The reboot only happened in 2016 but that was prime Brexit and Trump 1.0 territory which finally convinced me I had to leave Twitter to retain any semblance of sanity.

Hardly surprising then that I didn't write anything that year.

With only four years to play with it's not such a shock that politics hasn't cropped up more. There's enough "debate" (if you want to be charitable) and partisanship online so I like to leave it to others.

I just hope that whatever the result in this year's US election, whenever it may be finally announced, that people can start to put their differences behind them, move on and heal the divisions that are causing so much pain.

  1. Alan Ralph says: #
    I wrote a fair bit about politics last year, so that I could try and process my anger over the state of UK politics. But at the end of 2019 I realized that doing so had adversely affected my mental health, so I dialled things back and cut out most UK politics from my media diet. I, too, hope for the best over in the USA, but I suspect it'll get ugly in the short term. :(