Friday, April 06, 2007

The End of Exercise in Futility.... for now

After careful consideration, I have decided that I will be taking a break from the blogosphere for a while. There are things in my life that I have been neglecting of late and the amount of free time available to me is extremely limited. Not only do many of the posts I prepare for this blog take up much of my time, but there are also the debates I find myself getting caught up with in the comments sections on other blogs that end up proving very time consuming for me. And as much as I enjoy the give and take nature of many of these debates, it can prove very habit forming and hard to pull away from.

Thus, not only will my own blog be dormant for the time being, but I will also not be posting comments on other blogs as well. Admittedly, it is a radical step, but I feel the need at this period in time to go "cold turkey" with respect to blogging.

That being said, as the title suggests, I will likely resume blogging at some point in the near future, perhaps this summer. The blog will still be here and anyone may still post comments if they wish.

I want to thank those of you who have taken the time to visit here and share your thoughts. I want to give a special thanks to Stardust for her help and advice when I first struggled with some technical issues.

Please accept my best wishes for happiness and personal success.




The Liberal Avenger said...

Good luck, brother!

Stardust said...

tommy - I do understand your decision and wish you all the best. Blogging takes a lot of time ... time just flies by when I am online. I know I would not be able to spend so much time in the blogosphere if I still had kids at home and all of their activities and family stuff to do. You have had quite a bit going on in your life. Hang in there.

Will see you when you get back, tommy. :-)

vjack said...

You will be missed, but I think we can all relate to your decision. I must admit that I've been having similar thoughts lately. For now, I plan to continue, but I know where you are coming from.

Andrea said...

I'm also sorry to see you go on hiatus, before I could get to know you better. Hope you won't be gone too long.
Take it easy, Tommy:)

Baconeater said...

Blogging does take a lot of time. I have tried to do one post every two days, with maybe one well researched post every week to ten days.

I understand your decision, and hopefully you will be commenting on other blogs during your hiatus.

Maybe you'll be able to do 3 or 4 posts a month when you come back.

BigTex71 said...

I understand your decision, but it saddens me that I will not be able to read your posts for a while. I don't do a blog myself, but just responding and reading blogs takes up so much time that there is no way I could do my own blog. So I know what you mean about it consuming your time.

Take care and I'll be awaiting your return. :)