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January 2, 2006

Farewell, farewell

After a year and a half of blogging, it's time for me to move on to other interests.

If you have tried to run a serious issues-oriented blog, you will probably agree that it takes a lot of work (mostly in the form of time investment) to (1) keep such a blog regularly updated, and (2) develop and maintain a reader base. For me, it's far too much time spent on what is essentially a hobby. Some higher-priority areas of my life are pulling me away from this hobby, and I do so without regret.

For those of you who know me in various other web sites and e-mail lists, I'm happy to say that I'll continue to haunt those places; it's easier to drop in and drop out as circumstances warrant.

Thanks to those who helped to push this blog to just over 30,000 page loads...especially to those who actually took time to read what I wrote! Some even had the nerve to comment constructively.

I'll leave the comments feature open for maybe another month, and then I'll make a decision about what to do with the site.

Have a great 2006!

8 Aug 2006 UPDATE: While I do not intend to post any more to this blog, I am frequently updating my "Readworthy" link list. FYI. FWIW. And all that.


Ray said...

Well, I'm sad to see you go, bro. You were at the top of my favorites list. I agree it's a lot of work to run a serious issues-oriented blog; I don't know how some people do it. I've taken the lighter approach, posting about the family and all, and still feel guilty if I let it lay fallow for a week or so. It's just a fun diversion. And the potential for free deodorant keeps me going (I still get hits from Unilever). You take it seriously and it shows.

Happy trails and I'll see you in those other stomping grounds.

Dale Courtney said...


Sorry to see you go. But you are right: blogging is *very* time consuming.

Please swing by my way once in a while.