Over the last few posts, I’ve done some foreshadowing of things to come. After much thought, I have decided to hang up my blogging boots.
Here are some reasons, though I am not trying to make this overly dramatic.
First, the blogging environment has really changed over the years. I started blogging in 2005, and things were much different. It felt like there was a more honest desire for knowledge. As I’ve written about lately, I think the internet is now getting worse. Everything is getting more shallow, and things seem to be headed towards the lowest common denominator.
Second, I’ve already written a lot! I have published just over 1,700 posts. So there is enough there for people to work with if they’re interested.
Third, I don’t want to spend my leisure time on the computer. I have a full plate already with a career and a family. In my spare time, I would rather be outside doing things, or engaging in low-tech hobbies. Also, I think the internet in general is addictive, and blogging itself may be addictive as well.
I don’t want this whole thing to be viewed as negative, because that’s not how I feel. It’s been a good run – a good seven years of blogging. But as they say, to every thing there is a season, and I’m moving on. There are plenty of other good blogs out there to read.
I may do an occassional article over at the new site Medium (my sub-site is here). If I post something there, I will note it here. But my plans are to do very little or nothing, so no one should be expecting anything.
Anyways, I can always be reached by email (click on the picture over on the right). I’ll leave comments open for a day or two, and then put everything into hibernation mode.
See you around!