While we are talking about everything it might as well be noted that I may have reached “Peak Blog”, the point at which half of what I have to say about self-reliance, resilience, preparation for the future, and overt suggestions that island people start to pay attention to what is really going on, has been said.
This is post # 300 and, according to Hubbert’s Curve the rate of production of interesting new blog posts will start to decrease and the cost of producing them will doubtlessly increase. This is clearly a case of resource depletion as an aging mind and stiffening fingers will find the mining and extraction of material to attract and challenge readers more and more difficult.
On the other hand, it should be noted that Peak Blog doesn’t mean I am out of blog posts. In fact, Hubbert’s Theory suggests that there may be as many left as have been used up. What this does mean is that all the easy posts have been expended and in the future consideration will have to be given to Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI). As with my use of oil, I’ll have to practice conservation of ideas and save some of the good stuff for later.
The ability to produce somewhat interesting material will itself be an exercise in resilience and will depend on the participation of choir members to keep the thing going. In a continuing effort to conserve, we will entertain alternative sources of energy and encourage guest posts on pertinent subjects. This will provide additional fuel for the vehicle and allow us to drive a bit further.