So here we are, on the third anniversary of “web…blah…log.”
It seems appropriate that today, on this [insert adjective of your choice here] occasion, I should let you know that there’s going to be a bit of a change here: we’re retooling.
Now, those of you in the showbiz-know are aware that the term “retooling” is a loaded word. It means change, and it probably means cancellation, although not always. It definitely means the end of something, even if what that something is isn’t clear.
Endings are not necessarily bad. Everything has to end at some point. Things that don’t end with a clean break tend to slowly deteriorate, and goodness knows we don’t want that.
So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to stop writing regular posts for now.
This does not mean that I’ll never post anything here again, but I’m not going to set out to write the way I used to. If the spirit moves me, or if I have wacky adventures and anecdotes worth sharing, I may write again. I may use this little corner of the Web to showcase other, older essays of mine. I may turn this not-a-blog into an actual blog. I may even change my mind eventually and return to the old rhythm. Or maybe I won’t. I don’t know yet.
What I do know is that I spend way more time on this “web…blah…log” than you’d think, and now I’d like to use that time to pursue other creative endeavors. I’ve done this for three years, and now I’d like to try something different.
I’ll be sure to tweet if and when I post again. Also, I’ll occasionally tweet links to vintage posts, just for fun and nostalgia. The archive will remain active, and this site isn’t going anywhere until Google pries it from my death grip, so you can always peruse the old nonsense at your leisure, whether you are a newcomer or one of my Devoted Dozens giving it a second read.
Speaking of which: to my Devoted Dozens -- and you know who you are -- I thank you profusely for your loyalty and support over more than a thousand days. You may not have turned into Hardcore Hundreds or Thirsting Thousands, but it’s that very exclusivity that has made you so special.
So for now, I say a goodbye that’s not-a-goodbye:
Until we are here again...
Yes indeed. Welcome to me.
Evidently, I have the same effect on blogs that aren't blogs that I do on television series: they get canceled within half a year of me discovering them. On the plus side, I have nearly two years of old posts to read for the first time. (A kind of blog-based Netflix marathon, if you will.)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the hundreds of fantastic essays, and I wish you the best of luck with future creative endeavors! (Although I'm really, REALLY going to miss reading this every week.)
So long... and thanks for all the fish! I always loved reading this whatever it is and hope to occasionally stumble upon your writing :)ReplyDelete
Is it sad that I remember the date I discovered your non-blog, over two point five years ago? I was so excited that I tweeted about it.ReplyDelete
But thanks for your insight, wit, and hilarity! Hope your extra time is very rewarding.
We'll always have email.ReplyDelete