Friday, 31 December 2010

Conductive World

Immediately foreseeable future

This is Conductive World's final daily posting. Future postings will appear intermittantly, and not too frequently. The likely end-date of Conductive World as a newspaper-style production was first announced a couple of years ago, as then expected economic changes, not least the shift of power from West to East, were suggesting the close of 2010 to mark the end of an era, in CE as in much else, and be a good time to 'move on'. Most unusually, this appears to have been a sound prediction.

Time for everybody, in whatever field, to be considering new roles.

For my own future involvement in Conductive Education, this will probably mean:
  • I shall continue with CE for the time being, not least with Conduction (, to which I hope that I can now direct a little more time. with especial interest in encouraging a new generation to stand forward and bring new hands to the tiller
  • I shall continue to do the same with Conductive Education Presss, and may perhaps bring a couple of little writing projects of my own to fruition
  • Conductive World might still appear, at a much reduced rate, as and when prompted
  • my Facebook page will also continue, again intermittantly, doing whatever it does (I suspect that there is room for development here)
  • there will be Comments to make, on other people's blogs (not to mention responses to make to any Comments that might create discussion on my own
  • a few personal projects, started before Conductive World took over, may also be belatedly completed. I may report on these too
  • I might finish off a few postings started during 2010 (or even before, if I find them!) but for a variety of reasons not finished.
  • possible alternative use for will be explored, and anoraks might be interested to know of, empty  and wondering what it is for!
  • no doubt I shall continue to respond to individual requests and enquiries
  • I also have a mega personal archive to get sorted
Advances (and retrenchments) on such fronts may be notified here from time to time. Some retirement! When will I find time to rearrange my fridge magnets?

A few minor format changes have already begun, though I doubt that most people will have noticed them. There will be more, as the fancy takes There may even be a change in the blog's title.

The age of the blogger

The best stuff on CE on the Internet is now firmly in the hands of the bloggers – but those who take the point position remain very few. It hardly bears thinking about, what would be available on line without them!

Not everything that has appeared on the CE blogosphere is brilliant, and some CE-blogs have not persisted. No matter, this activity is not for everyone, and there is no harm in trying it out then putting it down if it does no suit. As has been demonstrated, one can always pick the activity up again, and blog once more, perhaps in a new way.

For myself, I shall persist in trying to persuade others to give CE-blogging a go... the more the merrier, in whatever langage. If you are one of those whom I have vbeen nagging, then I shall continiue to do this. If I have never mentioned it to you, or if you sit there unknown, perhaps never even having thought till this very instant that you might try, then you willbe all the more welcome. Look out for an announcement soon about an opportunity for non-bloggers to have a try.

Come on in, it's lovely

Cold turkey

And if blogging does suit you, then expect a turbulent relationship with your blog. That is how it has been between myself and Conductive World and I know that other CE-bloggers have their own personal stories. For me, blogging has become addictive.

There is only one way to come off it. Kill the suppliers. After I have posted this final daily item, I shall cut off my major supplier: I shall close down Google Alert.

There is no argument that this will hurt. I have no doubt that friends will keep me appraised of what is going on in the mad, mad, mad, mad world of Conductive Education, and will occasionally slip me a quick fix of news of something spectacular (particularly no doubt something spectacularly awful), if only to see how I react. I shall try to resist, but no doubt I shall sometimes succumb to tempation and sneak a quick one. So it goes...




Blogger Susie Mallett said...

Enjoy your life, Andrew, free of the addiction of blogging. I sometimes wonder how much longer I can keep up with the addiction, please do not mention how wonderful a "clean" life is, for I may stop too.

Just before I read this final daily-posting I received a Google alert that made me say: "Oh dear!"

I was going to make that "click" to send it on to you for one of your "Oh dear!" postings, when I realised you would probably not be wanting these alerts passed on anymore.

So what to do with it?

I have decided that I will start my own "Oh dear!" column, and will include today's, as soon as I get through the back-log of postings that I already have!

Oh to retire and have time for blogging and writing books. But then where would my material come from to write about if I did not go to work too? So I will carry on for the moment with my addiction to it all!

I look forward to your comments.



I still have a back-log of photographs for your Chinese take-away postings. I will get them up there this evening, I hope, just before the bells toll.

That reminds me, I also have something else hidden somewhere in my computer about horns hooting, sounding and/or whistling, which I expect they will be doing again tonight.

Happy New Year, Andrew!

Friday, 31 December 2010 at 16:03:00 GMT  
Blogger Aenna said...

Happy new year Andrew. Your daily blogging will be missed in my small world. But yes enjoy life and living.

Friday, 31 December 2010 at 16:14:00 GMT  
Blogger Susie Mallett said...

I forgot this, the best bit of the comment:

Now you can too enjoy saying from a distance:

"They're nuts"!


Friday, 31 December 2010 at 16:35:00 GMT  
Blogger Emma McDowell said...

You mean that I succombed to actually writing my own comment on your Blog for NOTHING? You are now going to stop being a daily friendly voice (for me to argue with sometimes!) - I will miss it...You say the world belongs to blogging, well, I still prefer to talk to a known, and likely minded person, such as you, about matters, which may be public but remain extremely personal to me. Adieu for now and enjoy your 2nd retirement in peace!

Saturday, 1 January 2011 at 15:45:00 GMT  
Blogger Laszlo said...

Hi Andrew!
HNY, I mean Happy New Year as English (language) often shorten important things to initials. I just read your final post as catching up after Christmas. As usual,I have no time to lay a longer comment because in some minutes the clients are here and I need to start my daily CE activities. I do not even promis that I will write a bit better gathered text saying how great conductive world was. Because it was. It was a useful journal for me a bit more interactive than a paper on Sunday morning (for example Eszak-Magyarorszag back in Hungary in the 80', 90'. What people just do need. I assume there is going to be a long silence after your written voice in the CE cyberspace. Why? Most of us has no possibility alongside of our everyday workt and life to spend such a great deal of time and energy on this kind of journal and many of other people have no interest to do so. Life must go on. Enjoy your next life and thank you for those time and effort you spent doing this outstending CEW.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011 at 08:33:00 GMT  

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