As you know, I constantly teeter on the edge of packing all this stuff in but usually give my head a wobble and carry on, albeit at a much-reduced level of output. 2020 saw a handful of long reads published and some updated, with a new theme that is faster and cleaner.
Next year will probably be the same, I want to update the long read back catalogue and neaten the formatting up so it works with the new template. On top of that, the two main bits of work in the pipeline are pieces on Strike and the Bailey Bridge.
On Strike, my view is that an enlarged medium-weight force represents the best approach for British Army, combining affordability and employability against the widest range of potential contingencies, leaving room to plug the numerous capability gaps that exist and play a part in the post-Brexit post-COVID prosperity agenda.
On the Bailey Bridge, this will be a significant piece that draws from a wide range of sources (having recently spent a small fortune on various books!). I am really looking forward to both, although not sure in what order they will come out.
Meanwhile, talking nonsense and having a laugh on Twitter is on hold as the powers that be have suspended my account. With 35k followers built up over a decade, it won’t be easy to walk away but if I have to, I will. We will see what Twitter decide, and as a hedge, have set up Parler and Gab accounts if anyone fancies popping over. It is a bit different than Twitter and doesn’t have anywhere near the mass, but Twitter has become an increasingly toxic place with someone always ready to spark up the outrage bus for the merest of an infraction, gets a bit boring after a while and this is the nudge I needed to actually do some writing instead of posting spicy memes on Twitter.
2021, hope everyone has a better year than 2020