Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Walking off into the sunset

...Yeah, I did do this once before a few years back for several months, but I think it's time to pull the plug on this blog for now.

A lot of blogs I once followed religiously have gently faded away, with shiny newer toys taking their place, and my post count has steadily dropped the past year or so. I've gone from a couple hundred posts a year to barely managing to post once a month. The engagement level has gone away, too, moved on to other social spheres. Not to sound self-obsessed, but you don't want to write a nice long post about this or that and have it sit there ignored without comment. And now that I work in online media, I have to admit in my "off time" I'm more inclined to spend it away from a screen if I can.

But more or less 8 1/2 years of blogging is a pretty good track record for a rather new medium of writing. There's many other avenues I can explore these days from my day job to the off-the-cuff banter of Facebook and Twitter. It's too tempting sometimes to just keep doing something because you have been doing it for a long time and I've never particularly liked getting stuck in that mold. An awful lot has changed for us in the past 12 months and is continuing to change this year, so it's a good stopping point.

It's been a good run - 1228 posts, made lots of great new friends and spewed forth about everything from music to comics to movies to politics to moving to another country. I'll still be out there in the Net somewhere, and I'll keep the archives alive here, but it's time for a change. Thanks for following along, folks!


  1. Sorry to see you go—again. Your relatively few posts actually made yours one of the few blogs I could keep up with! However, I'm also one of those guilty of not commenting; I don't do that enough in general.

    Still, I'll be seeing you around the Intertubes, and that's good.

    Best of, well, everything to you and the family!

  2. Will miss you! Don't go too far away, I'd like to be able to stalk you still, from time to time. Good luck on your next adventure!

  3. Yes, I'll miss you too, again. Hope you make a liar out of yourself and come back, again.

  4. Shucks. I agree with Arthur, your posts were one of the few I checked daily to see what you were up to. Loved the comic reviews, and even though I didn't comment as much as I would have wanted I still really appreciated them. Good luck.

  5. Aw, I will miss you again! Just because there aren't a slew of comments, it doesn't mean your posts aren't being read and appreciated! I hope you find your back to blogging again soon :)

    Rock on!

  6. Denis9:40 AM

    Go well and good luck. It's been a good solid and often entertaining contribution. It'll be missed.