So… hi. Looks like I haven’t updated here in a while, right? Right.
The old (read: from 2002 or so) adage is that a blog isn’t worth its salt if it doesn’t last 3 months. I’ve heard that something like 80% of all blogs die within that time frame and I suspect the real number is much higher, or at least over 90% if you take it out to 6 months. Which is how long it’s been since I started this. So I’m calling it quits now, right?
Not quite. You see, this was sort of an experiment for me to see if I could do this whole science blogging thing. Over 100 posts in a four month period told me that yes, I could. I even got some excellent contributions from several talented and bright guest authors and, of course, the regular Friday feature from my wife. And then, about 2 months ago, it just sort of petered out as I had to shift focus to another project, one I started before this, namely my travel blog.
I half-expected I’d be done with detailing out latest major adventure in the second half of May by now, or at least close to done. Unfortunately, I’m not, due to the fact that I’m closing in one one of those Major Life Changes™ and that’s been my primary focus, with the travel blog being secondary, not passing out from heat stroke coming in third, trying to be not-fat coming in around fourth and, well, this is barely cracking the Top 5, now isn’t it? And so I need to set it aside for a while as I try to get my life – of which I appear to have more than I can handle at the moment – into some semblance of order. When I return, I hope it’ll be for good. I took FwLN2 for a test drive, and I think I’m gonna buy it. I’ve really, really enjoyed doing this and it’s honestly a matter of not having enough hours in the day to do it and accomplish my other, ultimately more important goals while not going completely insane from lack of sleep.
I don’t suspect you’ll hang around because “hiatus” is blogese for “quitting and not coming back” and I don’t expect to be treated as the exception to that rule who actually does come back. And, if I have time, I’ll try to bang out a few posts every now and then to keep the beat going, but that’ll be an irregular thing. So keep this in your RSS reader if you have it there (you should) but otherwise, I won’t feel hurt if you stop reading. I’ll be sure to make more noise when I’m ready to start again in earnest, a more dedicated, less sleep-deprived man.
So don’t stay tuned, but, much as Futurama arose from the ashes to broadcast TV seven years after cancellation two weeks ago, always keep FwLN2 in mind sometimes. Never know when I might make a comeback. Well, not for a couple months, at least. But after that, you never know.('’) delicious