Just for the record, the decision was made during the third week of April… And the whole Best of the Blog series as well as the posts from the past ten days or so were all directed towards my taking leave of this blog.
For the last few months I have been aiming for some significant life changes. I am in the midst of a two week vacation (and, sadly, still have considerable vacation time to burn.) Beyond some time away, I am moving to a new apartment as well… And, I figure, what the heck, let’s add a third to the mix… walking away from daily (or near daily) blogging.
This August, we would have commemorated a full nine years of service (This site has been around a few months longer than YouTube and started a few months after Facebook – where’s my Aaron Sorkin written movie??) We have contributed nearly 4,750 posts (just short of 5,000 which we would have likely hit early in 2014) filled with comment, insight, humor, prayer, podcasts, and videos.
Yet, as job responsibilities have evolved over the years, I have found I have less energy for an isolated hobby like blogging. I do want to continue to write, but probably in a more longer form that the constraints that I have given myself in this venue. I imagine that you’ll still find stuff from me on-line in the future, just not here. I am committed already to contribute, on a regular basis (just not daily) to Project YM.
Thank you to all who have so generously supported, commented, stalked, encouraged and cajoled me in this service and ministry as a youth ministry blogger. Thanks for your patience over typos, badly-working hyperlinks, and times when site was under attack by malware.
Goodbye, Farewell, and God bless us all. Amen.