I could’ve seen it coming with my own trackrecord. Over the past 10 years I have started dozens of nicheblogs on different subjects. Full of enthousiasm and eager to really make it work. Only to find after a couple of days or weeks that it’s hard work. And I should know. I’ve been blogging for a decade now. Guess I’m a slow student :-)
Anyway, long story short: I will not update this blog any time soon. I love App.net and had tons of fun in the first couple of weeks. But now I am in full swing with some big projects for clients and for myself and I have to make a choice. Time is limited, I have a family and a social life (Yes I do!) that I care about. Some things jus have to go.
I tried to protect myself for this moment by making the blog as simple as possible. Just use quotes, images, quick entries. As a notebook where you leave some scribbles. Tear some pages from a magazine and rearrange it on a wall. Something like that. But you still have to look at the magazine, flip through the pages. Every new issue. Every time. To keep up. This may take little time but it takes time. Time I choose to invest in other things. Perhaps even going to bed early or making pancakes for my little girl. Reading a book. Doing other work.
It was fun while it lasted. I might come back someday. Maybe not. We’ll see.
Thanks. Blog on.
Posted on Monday, October 1st 2012