Saturday, July 02, 2011

As Usual, A Head's Up

Around six years ago, I started this blog as a therapeutic release for a bunch of pent-up emotions and thoughts that I was experiencing from the loss of my beloved wife. It helped muches and bunches, too. It was fun, it was easy to dump a bunch of poison out of my system with the anonymity that blogging offered, and I met a slew of great blogging friends. However, there comes a time in everyone's life where they have to put stuff down and move on.

That time for me is now.

It is not that I do not have plenty more to whine about and it is certainly not about the fact that I am going to withdraw from blogging entirely, but my time doesn't allow me to continue to blog with the veracity that I have in the past and I am not one to do things half-heartedly. Wide-open, 100 miles per hour for me, y'all.

I am still going to check my reader daily and comment on stuff that moves me as I always have, it is just that posting is going to be almost non-existent here. If at all.

Just so you know, in this blog's heyday, we were pulling down five thousand hits and almost sixty comments a day. The conversation with y'all was awesome, too. That made my day every day that it happened. Thank you so much.

Now, on to the rest of my life and I hope that y'all keep e-mailing and calling, too. You folks are wicked awesome!

Paul

Please take the time to comment.

21 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

Don't be a stranger...stop by and insult me occasionally ;-)  Good luck, Paul.

paul_mitchell said...

I shall certainly do that, Skunkfeathers.  Count on it.

Jo said...

I hate change. It changes too damn much.Good luck Paul,this ride was better than disneyland

paul_mitchell said...

Thanks a bunch.  Hopefully, I shall have time in the future to really concentrate on blogging again, I loved it and it works wonders for me.

Moogiep said...

This is totally unacceptable. I intend to keep hanging around until you come to the same conclusion. In the meantime, don't let the bastards get you down and stay hydrated.

You and Andy both?!?! What is it with your family?!

paul_mitchell said...

Moogie, my family is screwed up in case you haven't noticed.  I am pretty sure that at some point in the future, I'll be back and harder than ever.  Thanks for sticking with me.

Disgruntled said...

Devastation, utter and complete devastation. That having been said, Good Luck. I have nothing but respect and admiration for a man who decides to put the tool down when he needs to walk away from it. The lack of someone like you out on the frontier means we all shall have to work a little harder, but Hell, you have been carrying us for a long time.  You have earned it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. 

You will be missed. 

paul_mitchell said...

Thanks so much, Disgruntled.  That made me get all teared up.

David Basil said...

Well now this is an unpleasant turn of events. I see I'm gonna have to talk the Wife into changing vacation plans so we can talk some sense into you. Our out of you. Whatever works better. 

paul_mitchell said...

Basil, then head on to Vicksburg.  I am usually available between 3 and 4 AM and then after 10 PM.  I took a FEMA contract to do structural damage assessments in the Delta.  16 to 18 hour days are involved.  But, the money is suh-weet!

marc in calgary said...

I hope that you can turn it around for you AND your family Paul.    A series of double days 16 - 18 hours sometimes does it,  giving you no choice but what to prioritize in life and what to leave behind. 
Good luck in whatever you decide.
   

Gnutcase said...

pffft...whatever. Good riddance, I'd say. Oooo...you gonna work out of Beulah? I know a cabin where you could probably break in and stay for free.  So, if you final post Independence Day...or are you gonna make a going-out-in-style, guns-blazing post about who would win in a mud-wrestling match between Bachmann and Palin? Winner gets a brain cell.

paul_mitchell said...

Marc, those long days were certainly cleaning out my brain, but our project ran out of money this morning, so I am right  back in my personal private Hell.  Fuck my life...

paul_mitchell said...

We did do Beulah last week, man.  I did not get to the lake though. 

Pick Palin or Bachmann, either is only twelve times smarter than the entire Obama administration.   

Angry White Dude said...

Paul, good luck to you.  I'm going to miss your blog...as Angry White Dude has been a regular reader.  


awd

paul_mitchell said...

Thanks much, AWD.  I'll be back soon enough.

Mary said...

Awww, I am sad you have stopped, but like you said, you'll be back.

I am gonna start bloggin this fall after being a reader for close to 5 years.
For every time, there is a season .

God Bless :)

The Mayor said...

Okay, this has gone on long enough. Get back to blogging right NOW!

I thought you were just going to take a short break, but now I see this might go longer than I thought.

Paul - I wish you nothing but the best, of course. You have made the blogosphere a better place. Take your break, get whatever you have to get together, together, but make sure to come back.

paul_mitchell said...

Mayor, hopefully I'll be through with my Summer Walkabout soon and will post something about college football.

Dean L said...

Hey Paul, I hope you are having a good time and much success away from blogging.  I have to say though, that  it sucks not having you around to read, and I'm still waiting on that guest post...

paul_mitchell said...

Sorry, Dean.  I do plan on making a come back very soon.  College footbaw is only eight days away, so there is that.  Last year, I watched three games thanks to the personal obligations that I had.  Those are no longer dragging me down though.

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