Just a quick thanks to all the responses I received to A Question. Much appreciated and it gave me a lot to think about. Most of you said you didn’t mind re-reading old and re-edited posts but some pointed out that there is so much to read these days its hard to spend time re-reading something only to find you have read it before. Also regarding publishing a print book it was pointed out people would hardly buy it if they have read all of it before which is a good point.
The reality is for me that my posts take so long because I had started to illustrate them and I have found myself not writing because of this. As I would like to maintain this blog primarily for the development of my writing what I have decided to do is to leave off the illustrations for the most part, maybe re-using ones I have already, because I have tons of them anyway, as well as photographs because I take so many anyway. If it comes to publishing I can then add illustrations along with some new pieces of writing which will add some novelty to any print version.
I will post old but re-edited posts along with new ones, keeping them short while splitting larger ones into a series of posts, (I am immediately going to break this rule of course!-see below), with an occasional picture/photography post. The first new post is tomorrow. It is a post I have been planning to do for a couple of years and even made a few disastrous attempts at it. This week though, I think I have finally nailed it…but its is over 1000 words. I think it deserves to be read in one go though.
Thanks again for all the input, it is much appreciated.