Eight years ago, I began writing a blog. Back then, I was in graduate school at night and wanted to push myself to think, research and write on a regular basis as a development tool to help with my studies. From that, the Blogland was born and over the last eight years, it’s been quite a ride.
As Blogland readers may have noticed, my writing crawled to a halt earlier this year around the time that I made a major career move. While the new gig been challenging and quite fulfilling, it’s involved a lot of 10-12 hour workdays and some weekend work as well – and as the Blogland was always a volunteer gig, blogging had to take a back seat.
But I will admit that I found that as I wrote less, I had more time during the week to enjoy going to lunch without having to rush to return calls and emails, that I liked spending my evenings and weekends relaxing instead of working on stories and that nobody calls me to complain about what I wrote or didn’t write. And the longer I stayed away from writing, the less desire I’ve had to get back into writing.
In light of this, I’ve decided to follow the sage advice of William Shatner, who once said “Get a life”. Thus it’s time to formally bring the Blogland to a close and sign off.
Thanks for tuning in.