Thought I Would Check In

Ijo Pona - harrogate blogger

It is the start of October and I have not been blogging as much as I should. Why is it that I have not been blogging much through 2020?

Well, I have not been doing that much. This is due to Covid 19 and that fact I have spent most of this year indoors, unsocial.

However, I thought I would write a quick blog post to keep you up to date. The station I manage has become all consuming. It is a right laugh and we have serious growth in listener figures. During Lockdown mk.I we were averaging around 20% listenership growth month on month. It was groovy.

However, this has been to the detriment of other creative out puts. I have not been Field Recording for months and I have barely picked up a camera this year. Things need to change.

Due to my day job as a freelance web designer and as an active part in Harrogate Community Radio, I am just sleeping a lot during down time. As a point to mention. I have HCR streaming in the background, on my Sennheisers. Simon’s show has just come on.

To Etherea and Beyond is a great show – one I enjoy tuning in to.

Covid 19 is still raging like wildfire. It is approaching the Flu season and I am worried how the olds will cope. It is a bit of a scary thought.

My niece has started school and my nephew is aiming for front-row domination by the time he is 15. Alison is doing well in her new job and Michael is coping with a home office and children. Quite a feat of juggling.

One of the things you may notice is that I have changed the CMS of this blog. It is back on WordPress – I know what to do with WordPress. I love nothing more than faffing with tech and this is a bit more faffable than when it was on Blot.

It might give me a kick up the backside regarding blogging. It might be the incentive to keep on keeping on with the Blog.

By Andy B*

Ijo Pona is the Harrogate adventure blog written by a Funny Little Man. Andy is a freelance web designer in Harrogate and he is also a well-received sound artist and runs a mastering studio in Yorkshire. The Wire Magazine once described him as "... difficult to dislike." Still at my most enthusiastic and naive.

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