By which I mean that all of us are busier than blue-arsed flies with meatspace end-of-year stuff; thus the blog slows down as we all enter the increased-social-obligations period. Not that Summer appears to have bothered to arrive on the East Coast of Australia, where I am wearing many layers and doing my gardening in gumboots due to the unseasonal cold- sauna-ish conditions. But it will be school holidays soon, regardless of the weather, and the Giftocalypse of xmasolstichanukkwanzaa etc follows hard on those heels.
What this means for the blog: over the next few weeks we will be reposting some of our favourite posts from 2011 (these will be tagged blast from the past, and generally being a bit more light-hearted and quick-linking to interesting things rather than analysing them ourselves (except for when we just can’t help ourselves, which tends to happen every now and then). If you’ve got a favourite post from earlier in the archives that you’d like to see reblogged, please just let us know.
Nore to the point, here comes the blegging: if you’ve ever vaguely thought about submitting a guest post to us from either your archives or worked up from that swirling idea you haven’t quite got around to nailing down yet, then now would be a really good time to send it to us. Just remember that we do have a bias towards folks who’ve either commented here substantively on more than one occasion, or who else have a blogging archive which syncs with the sort of topics we frequently cover here.
I hope that at least some of you are enjoying some terribly decadent parties that somebody else is paying for.