So I had this conversation with Hanna last night, where I mentioned about the fact I find prolonged online conversation usually quite hard work (say in a debian-devel thread, rather than personal mail to a friend). And she replied by saying that based on her original email/irc conversations involving me she'd thought I was quite bland, but after actually meeting me she'd decided I actually was interesting enough to talk to. Which is interesting, because I like to think I can be entertaining enough to talk to (don't we all). And I got to thinking that perhaps the fact I never seem to able to blog is related. So, I'm going to try harder to do this, in the hope that it will also persuade me to participate more in mailing list discussions where I feel I can add something.