Now who is shoehorning titles together!?
Just a quick comment here on writing a journal or blog or diary. It's really worthwhile. Perhaps it's not worth the while of the reader who tries to make sense of one's ramblings, but it is useful to be able to look back on one's own history without the soft focus of nostalgia. Writing a little in the moment account of how I see my life allows me to understand it a bit better with the benefit of hindsight.
Last year I retrospectively wrote up a few months' worth. I also lost all of October. I noticed that again today when I tried to see what I'd written about my last gig in Salford, which was almost exactly a year ago. I don't like missing months.
Writing something on a nearly daily basis has never been easier. I was especially pleased that I kept up my blog while in Edinburgh. Being able to do it from a mobile phone made all the difference. Perhaps an Africa diary would have been good from my Kenya holiday, but you can't have everything.