I'm not quite sure which way I should face at the moment. Originally, the whole point of this blog was to try to give some sort of human voice to what carers have to do on a daily basis. This isn't really that popular - apart maybe for carers themselves and people involved. But I didn't do this to be popular.
Recently I've had to get involved in politics, because my son's care, and that of his friends is threatened by the scale and depth of the recent cuts. This has proved amazingly (to me) popular. Visitors to the blog have increased astronomically and I'm very grateful for the support and sympathetic comment. However, I don't want this to become a political blog.
My gut reaction is to continue with what political action I feel appropriate in the real world, but to take Ned Ludd, carer back to what he started doing this for - trying to flag up the real life issues and problems we carers and the people we look after have on a day to day basis, just keeping things human. I'm afraid some of the more politically involved people may see less that interests them here in the future. It isn't that I've stopped taking action where I feel it matters, it's just that I'm not sure this is the right place to publicize it. If this means a large number of people drift away, sorry - I thank you for your support but pushing a political view isn't why I'm here. I know I'll probably return to being a blog of minority interest, but I can live with that.
I will probably still comment occasionally about specific political situations - they are impacting on our life and it would be dishonest not to acknowledge that - but it won't be a main plank of this blog.
I will also try to avoid any more of this self indulgent navel gazing in future - after all, it is only a blog and these are only words - the real world is a bit more important and needs me more.