Well it was just ten days ago that I wrote a long post about "The Way Forward" for the rest of this year. Perhaps I was trying to talk myself into feeling better about things, but whatever it was, it didn't help and I've now reached a crossroads and I need to decide what I'm going to do.
It is clear to me now that the path I'm following at the moment is the wrong one - regardless of what happened in the last couple of years, I've got no confidence at all that this is going to turn round anytime soon, and it's just pointless thinking otherwise.
I've got no money coming in, the amount of cash I've got through over the last six months would give most people sleepless nights, and with every passing week the situation is getting worse.
I need to take some time out to have a think about things and try and work out the best way forward from here. I honestly don't know the answer to that at the moment !
Just about the only thing I have decided is that this is going to be my last blog post.
I've been writing here for two and a half years - over 800 posts, numerous comments in response, and over 350,000 visitors - I've been amazed by how many people look in every night to read my ramblings, and I'm very grateful for all the feedback I have received.
When I started out I never imagined I'd still be writing it after all this time, and it has been an integral part of what I've been doing over the last couple of years.
Thanks again for all the feedback - whether it's been ideas, encouragement, criticism, congratulations, abuse, or whatever else, it's been great to hear from you all.
To all those who are trying to make this game pay, I wish you all the luck in the world. I managed it for two years, and I hope I can find a way back to profitability before my bankroll runs out !
Be lucky !!!