UPDATE: I get hits from search engines almost every day for some variation of “I’m going to kill myself”. This is pretty scary for someone who’s just messing around and having a good time. The idea that someone who is looking for some help stumbles upon my drivel is a tad worrying. So here’s some brief advice for anyone who has ended up here because they were thinking of killing themselves: don’t do it. There’s no point me saying any more than that. The millions of variables that could lead someone to think of killing themselves mean I can’t say anything more meaningful without knowing you. So don’t do it. You’re here now, there’s enough reading material on my blog to keep you busy for days. Stay around and read for a while as you think things through. Maybe you’ll find something to make you smile – I hope so, that’s my aim. Start your own blog, vent your frustrations, scream out to the universe. but don’t kill yourself.
UPDATE 2: I decided to include a link to one of the best pieces of writing I’ve seen on the topic of depression. It’s a letter Stephen Fry wrote in response to one he received from someone suffering from depression. Fry himself suffers from depression and his letter is honest, taken from his own dark experiences and yet it is still a powerful message of hope for better times.
As he says “It will be sunny one day“.
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I can’t fucking believe this! I just lost an hour’s work on Blogger! I usually compose posts on Blogger because its biggest advantage over WordPress is its auto-save feature. But some weird combination of keys hit by me when my fingers slipped a little (I’m a shit typist) closed the window without saving anything. No auto-save. Nada.
This happens occasionally and I get heaps of valuable advice every time but I still do what I do. It fucks up about once a month and I scream and swear but doing anything else seems like too much trouble. So don’t feel too sorry for me.
This does mean my planned post for today (a follow up to the popular “Making IT workers less angry”) won’t be happening until tomorrow at the earliest. I’m too fucking angry to re-write it properly now. I might do a vlog later to get some anger out of my system. That ought to be fun.
With that in mind, if you can think of your favourite really angry thing I’ve written, drop me a line in comments and I might immortalise it in video.