…And after giving it some thought, I’ve decided that yes, it’s time.
Believe me, this wasn’t a snap decision by any means — I’ve actually been thinking it over for a couple of months, now. Part of the reason I took that hiatus back in September was not only to take a break, but also to reassess what I was doing and where I was going. That which I had hoped would be a serious blogging venture turned out to be something quite unexpected — and not always in a good way.
In the end, it came down to something that my parents had always taught me: the minute that something stops being fun, that’s the minute you know you ought to stop.
This blog, which I did have some pretty high hopes for when I first got started, was beginning to feel less like something to be enjoyed and more like a chore that required a certain level of maintenance and upkeep. While that seems to be true with any blog or online forum regardless of its focus, I came to realize just how tired I was becoming of it all.
In short, I was no longer enjoying myself — even though I have met SO MANY PEOPLE that have made me want to stick it out as long as possible.
Believe me, a whole bunch of you were the reason I teetered on this for as long as I have. Without you, I don’t think I would have kept giving it shot after shot.
As much as I have come to realize that it’s now time to close this blog and put this chapter to rest, I don’t necessarily want to close the relationships that it helped me start.
There are, in fact, many of you that I would truly like to keep in touch with — so if any of you would like, please get in contact with me, and I’ll let you know where else I tend to lurk online.
If I decide to launch a different blog on Tumblr, possibly about January or so, you’ll be the first to know.
Feel free to drop by and give a shout-out. I’ll keep my ears open as long as possible for you.
For the moment, though…I’m going to let the que run itself out, whereupon Sunday will be the last day for posts here on this little island of mine. It’s had a good run. Now it’s time to move on.
Thanks so much, everyone.