Every now and then, financial woes and other problems mean that I go through a major period of apathy and self-deprecation. And, after four years of very successful operation, I have seriously been considering calling it quits on Tetrapod Zoology. Extreme, heartfelt thanks to the friends and others who have provided help, or have expressed personal concern.
However… just to keep you in the loop… as John Conway said in one of the comments, blogging is like crack addiction: I don’t think I could give it up even if it really were in my interests to do so (and some people do argue that it’s in my interests to do so. I’m not convinced they’re right) [adjacent image: that dead cat on the railway is now fully skeletonised. Oooh, what a cryptic metaphor]. I am exceptionally busy at the moment: I’m wrapping up two books (very stressful to deal with more than one book at a time, I assure you), and have also had four or five consultancy jobs over the past couple of weeks. Plus there are my editorial and research commitments, and various other tasks and trials. None of this really affects Tet Zoo though, because work-stress like this is normal for me. However, a major project that has to be completed by the end of the month is keeping me very busy in my ‘spare’ time, and it means no time at all for blogging. So, now you know. I am still here, I am still inspired and enthused and with lots of animals to write about, but I just cannot fit Tet Zoo into my life right now. I’ll try and post little progress reports as and when, please hang in there (and keep visiting!).