Here on the blog it became very quiet in recent months, I will say the last year. There are so many internet platforms now to share quickly impressions and pictures of your work, like the excellent Traction Model Railroading group on Facebook, or the Indianapolis Traction Terminal Group.
The nearly daily participation to this groups made me forget my own blog. There is no harm in it, if there wasn't the loss of depth and continuity.
I learn much participating to the Facebook groups, but they have two big failings:
1/ they are closed groups. This maintains a civilised and spam-free environment, but casual visitors will no more passing by.
2/ The Facebook group is living only for the moment, there is no real memory, older posts disappear quickly and are hard to find later.
This groups are a sympathic café for traction enthousiasts, you need to come in frequently, but they are not a base to study and build seriously traction models with your own hands.
Slowly, a certain Social Media fatigue is growing. Things worsened recently for me, as I am working now full time for Social Media News Wires. It may sound great to spend the whole labor day on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, but in the end it's work, and I can say you it's really hard work.
This said, I will now go back to the roots. I'll always stay on the Facebook Groups, because it's a nice café, perhaps just one publication less per week. In return, I will try to write a weekly story on my old fashioned blog, with photos, drawings, and a bit more text.