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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Cher, Prince, the Who, and me

In the two days since I announced my retirement from blogging, I've received the nicest wishes from many quarters. A number of bloggers have even commented about my imminent departure on their own blogs.

Thank you all for these expressions of appreciation and support.

I've especially taken to heart the suggestion that I make the upcoming downtime a "hiatus" or "sabbatical," rather than a permanent termination of the blog. That's an idea worth considering.

So let me be as upfront as I can about this -- I don't want to be one of those performers who puts on six or eight "farewell tours" -- and say that I've revised my plan. On July 6, this blog will go dark -- no new posts -- for a month. During that time, we'll evaluate where we stand. In August, I will either bow out for good, or unveil some new guidelines designed to facilitate life's great juggling act while keeping blogging in the mix.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Thanks again for the kind words.

Comments (7)

You won't consider being the Barbra Streisand of blogging?

You're a far more welcome presence than either A Flock of Seagulls or Kajagoogoo - and they're both coming back, sad to say.

So...take a break, figure out what works...and then please come back! We're going to need your sense of humor this fall, I know that already...

you could always blog weekly like madpony.

that never affected their hits.

but then again they were attractive young girls.

i do like the twin peaks on your header tho.

Tony, please! I know you're in a drought, but get your mind out of the gutter!

my mind has been in the gutter since i got my first short curlies.

heres hoping it stays like that for a long time, drought or no drought.

Go write for the New Yorker then! I have been reading your blog for only a short time, but am impressed with your writing. Your father's day piece and the one on summers at the Jersey shore are... very good enjoyable writing. If they don't get much comment it's because people feel silly writing in to simply say, "Good writing," "nice story," "Wow," etc. I hope you find a way to keep writing, and get more exposure, and maybe make some money while you're at it.

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