Monday, December 15, 2014

When you're done, you're done

I've been blogging on and off since the end of 2006, and in that time I've seen a lot of blogs just cease updating one day. A post about a hiking trip the author took, the potted plants on a front porch, and then nothing ever again. People just go radio silent one day, their blog still hanging out there as if it's waiting for them to return. It's always kind of startling.

I've been kicking around the idea of not blogging anymore. Permanent or temporary? I'm not exactly sure. In the past I've gone back and "blank slated" my blogs twice, erasing all prior posts and starting over as the chapters in my life change. I stopped blogging for a while too. I have a good mental catalog of all the things I've written over the years, and have no fear breaking the Google search links that bring people to my blog.

Honestly? I just don't want to blog anymore.

By the end of the year, I am going to a) stop updating this blog, b) make it private and/or c) delete all the posts on it. I'm not sure yet. I just wanted to give anyone paying attention a heads-up so when you come here and the URL doesn't work or there aren't any posts, you know why.

This way my blog doesn't live on as an open story that leaves people wondering what happened.

PS - I'm still around on social media. Links on my About page.