This post is my 2000th post.
You read that right: A "2" followed by THREE 0s. I'm like the Betty White of blogging...I've been around for forever!
Thinking back to what I posted 3 and 1/2 years ago when I posted about my 1000th post, I've been forced to wonder if reaching 2000 posts just means I've doubled my amount of wasted time. To be honest, contemplating my time, and its value, has been on my mind for weeks now, months even, and more often than not lately, maintaining my blog and keeping up with other blogs has become a chore.
Don't get me wrong, I love blogging and love all of the blogging peeps out there, but at the same time, I've grown weary of the medium. There are many reasons to keep blogging, but ultimately, I feel there is just one major reason to quit: Because I want to.
So, there it is my friends: I'm officially announcing bloggy retirement.
Not effective immediately. This is just notice: My final date will be January 21st.
I first posted on this blog on June 21, 2005, so it feels fitting to end it on a date that feels meaningful. So, in the next week, expect some emotionally-laden posts reminscing about blog posts of yore and join with me in recalling some of my favorite moments of the past 6 and 1/2 years.
There's no doubt I'll miss blogging, and my blogging friends, but I just feel that it's time to move on from here. Perhaps, at some later date, I'll re-emerge from retirement, a la Jay-Z style, but for the now, this is a permanent decision.
So, happy 2000 posts to my blog! And, in 8 days, I'll bid it sayonara!