I keep an exercise book filled with notes with ideas for blogs. Some of these are big ideas, that are not fleshed out at all. Sometimes the same issues come up again and again. Sometimes I see reinforcements for concepts I might have talked about previously. Every so often I jot down something that reminds me I've been meaning to write a longer post about an issue that I've been thinking about for a while. Sometimes they inspire. Sometimes I find I've changed position, and ignore my jottings. I keep a Word file for the same purpose, with different jottings. But if I'm busy on another project, I'll often just scribble things down quickly, so as not to forget. It's a useful process.
But even then, late at night on a Microblog Monday when I've been preoccupied (see A Separate Life's post today), sometimes I don't get inspiration. Well, not for tonight at least. So, because I'm sleepy after a few glasses of champagne with some book-loving friends, I'll just say that I'm thankful for you, my fellow bloggers, my readers, my friends. You're important to me. I often wish that your comments could turn into conversations, face-to-face if possible. But if not, I'm glad you're here. Good night.