I've been doing some thinking - I know, always dangerous.
Returning to pen and paper on the way to work this morning I started making a few notes in response to James' post and extrapolated somewhat to the point where I set some things in motion internally. I think they're continuations of how I've been thinking and feeling for a while but have coalesced into something more solid.
Being largely offline for a number of days felt right, it felt like how I need to be at the moment. So I'm going to be stepping back.
I'm not going to be blogging much - maybe the occasional post but nothing regular. I'm going to remove my feed from micro.blog for the time being so that I'm not drawn into conversations there that might result from any posts - if any conversations occur they will have to happen locally, for now.
That isn't a reflection on Manton and the micro.blog service, I still think he is doing a wonderful job and it keeps going from strength to strength, it's just not somewhere I need to be at the moment and something I need to do for me.
There are a couple of things I want to work on offline/elsewhere (I'm not ready/willing to announce them yet) and I don't think they'll happen unless I push back.
I don't know how long it will take or even if this might ultimately become a permanent thing - I don't envisage it but then you never know.
What I will be doing is responding to email and nurturing one-to-one relationships in this way. If you want to get/keep in touch please do using firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the other side.