Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This past year I have been wrestling with the obvious fact that this blog has run its course. I've been in denial for some time, waiting for some external burst of inspiration to fuel the passions that led me to create this blog in the first place. And in that respect, the well has run dry.
The reality is, I've simply said everything I wanted to say, and even repeated myself a time or two. And probably more.
You will have no doubt noticed the difficulty I've had in even eking out a single monthly post in 2011. The reality that it's over hit me last night as I was searching for a story, any story, just to post something to keep this blog current and relevant. The day I simply "cut and paste" and merely "phone in" a post is the day it's time to hang it up.
Is it over for good? For the foreseeable future it is. Call it an indefinite hiatus. I can't definitively close the door forever(anything can happen to change the current state of affairs), and the blog itself will not be deleted. I hope this repository of knowledge I've created over the past three years is of some value to someone who might stumble in here after the lights have been shut off on my way out.
This is not a decision based on "depression" or defeatism. Nor have I changed my views. I am, however, in a rut in terms of my thinking and analysis. As I've stated, I've said everything I have to say. It's time for study, reflection and seeking new stimulus in order to be effective and not just another voice in the White Nationalist echo chamber. This is going to require some time off-line.
I make this announcement at all for my own sense of closure, and out of respect to the people who faithfully read this blog and come here often, hoping today will be the day that a new post finally goes up. You deserve to know that I'm going to be going away for a while and the reasons why.
I also want to express my deepest gratitude to those who read the blog and an added thanks to those who actually take the time to comment. You have made the last three years worth it.