Just to clear up a few misconceptions, I'd like to officially announce that I have no intention of shutting down this blog. It will remain "open for business" indefinitely.
It should be noted, however, that I also have no intention of posting with any systematic regularity. I have other things that are more pressing, up to and including the launch of my new business (which has turned into a spectacular time consumer).
Trust me, when I feel moved enough by something to post about it, I will do so. I will NOT, however, be posting every whim or nuance that strikes me as I once did. I just don't have the time, and I also don't give a fuck.
Since I have joined the Fort Wayne area blogosphere, I have had a lot
of fun, I have vented and released regular truckloads of BS that were weighing heavily upon me, and I have attacked (and have been attacked) countless times, often to my glee, and sometimes to my chagrin.
Overall, it's been lots of fun, and as the upcoming presidential election nears, I can only forsee more monkeyshines in store.
One thing I have to admit is that I can no longer afford the ugly libelous attacks that have been directed at me over the last year or so. It's still amazing to me that some in the blog-o-sphere honestly bought into some of the unwarranted and baseless bullshit that was slung in my direction, but frankly, I can't bring myself to care all that much. The people who were interested enough to ask me, already know the WHOLE stories behind the half-truths and outright lies.
Unfortunately, my blogging style and my resolve to blog were adversely affected by the bullshit. I wish it hadn't been like that, but sadly, that's just the way the dice fell.
On top of that, it has been repeatedly proven that there are people out there who are simply better at blogging than I am: American White Guy (Eric White), Jeff Pruitt, Everett White and Change Fort Wayne just to name a few.
I'd rather read their stuff and regularly comment than to continually "work my ass off" just to turn out some half-cocked literary tripe that doesn't energize readers the way it once seemed to.
Overall, I still enjoy blogging enough to continue doing it occasionally, but I'm not going to devote the time to it that it requires to be a "success" in the Fort Wayne blog-o-sphere. Contrary to popular belief, I actually have a life...so I don't have the extra time it takes to get everyone to "loook at meeeee."
Everyone who has ever had a password to this blog still has one. Nothing is getting "shut down." Anybody who wants a password to the blog, just email me and I'll hook you up.
Nothing is fucked here, dude.
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