Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Semi-retirement

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages: It is with a mixture of regret and relief that I must announce my semi-retirement from blogging. You may have noticed my absence from the blog community during the last couple weeks. I have been contemplating whether I enjoy blogging or not. I have reached the following conclusions:

I absolutely love being part of this little community and I don't want to give it up.

I seriously dislike maintaining a blog. Mostly.

I have done some work of which I am moderately proud so I know that I can produce some entertaining content. I can not, however, produce material I am happy to publish on a consistent basis. So I find myself experiencing much more anxiety than pleasure from blogging.

So here's what I've decided to do. I am leaving this site up. But I will not be updating very often. I will be visiting the blogs of all my favorite people pretty much the same as always and, of course, I will be leaving plenty of comments.

I would like to flatter myself by thinking that this may be disappointing to some and if that is the case please know that I sincerely appreciate the sentiment.

So, to Tim-Elvis, my first and best blog pal. To Teri, you naughty, naughty girl. To THE Michael, my grumpy but lovable Florida connection. To Thoughtmaster, my horrible, evil, and cruel ex-wife/close personal friend. And, of course, to Shandi, my closest friend and confidant.

I love you all, I hope you understand.