Sunday, 1 February 2015

Porage Anyone?

A few lines on why I have started another blog called The Porage Diaries.

If I can really remember I called the blog The Porage Diaries simply because I liked the name. I started blogging on it about my diagnosis of type two diabetes. But it didn't last long. Shortly after I lost interest in talking about that so I took those posts down but kept the title. It's been sitting waiting on me for a long time now it seems.

The last few years have been busy and several aspects of life have intervened to take precedence or more honestly to rob me of inspiration or enthusiasm for blogging. Here at Crivens Jings And Help Ma Blog I've kept it going with the odd piece and regular Sunday postings of poetry. During Scotland's referendum last year I was very engaged with politics and the debate about our future. Some of that found its way into Crivens Jings but I was always a bit uncomfortable. It's a personal blog and although politics is personal it's not what I want the blog to become about. There are times when I would like to write about life or other stuff and I'd like to preserve Crivens Jings  solely for that.

So I'd like to write now and again about politics or share articles for other sources. That's going to be at The Porage Diaries. As a committed YES supporter I was devastated by the result against independence last year but like so many others I have to come to terms with the fact that many people, the majority in fact, could not find themselves convinced by the argument for an independent Scotland. They will have had as many reasons for their decision to vote No as other people did for voting YES. I don't blame them for that no matter how deep my personal disappointment may be or my conviction that it is still the right thing.

When ever something occurred that he saw as a set-back or at the end of holidays when we had to return to normality my Dad would always say "Ah well. It's back tae auld claes and purritch the morn." That's just how I felt after September the 18th 2014. Not that this is a reality I want or am prepared to accept as anything other than a temporary measure, but it certainly fits with my mind-set.

So, if this blog in any way charts the days towards a time when Scotland can be independent or improved within the framework of the UK then The Porage Diaries seems like a perfectly good name for it.

Welcome one and all. Please feel free to comment, argue or disagree but do it politely or I will cut you off at the knees. Comments will be moderated.

Porage anyone?


Rebecca S. said...

I heard this song the other day and thought of you and Scotland:
All the best with the Porage Diaries!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
See you over there then!!! YAM xx

Alistair said...

Cheers girls,

Please don't think I'm going to be giving up here either. I've been thinking about the tweak for a few weeks now and it kind of feels 'right' somehow. It's helped me get a bit more organised here too. So much that I now have at least 10 weeks of Sunday posts ready and have a couple of things I quite like to blog about back here.

Thanks again. See you there Hopefully from time to time.

Unknown said...

I have been absent from my Blog for quite a while too. Every once in a while, I have to remind myself, that the blog is for me. I am not obligated to post on a schedule.
Your blog has always been a joy to read, even when you talk about politics (which I normally do not like) your writing style makes it worth reading.
So, as a serious fan, I would rather read your usual great post once in a while, than have you feel obligated, as some bloggers do, to post anything, just to post.
Hope all is well in your part of the world,

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