Let’s not beat around the bush – as of today, I’m shutting down my blog.
It’s been a long time coming, but I doubt anyone will be terribly surprised. I mean, look at you – you’re here, you’re reading… But you don’t pass it on. You don’t comment. You don’t say hi.
You don’t engage.
I’m not generally a quitter, but I’m not a fan of Sisyphean struggles either. After six years of hardcore blogging, and fifteen years of community management, I’m just not where I wanted to be.
I expected to be writing a book – but I’ve been putting it off.
I expected to have gone back to school – but I’ve been putting it off.
I expected to have more readers, or an appreciable amount of conversation going on, but I’ve put off doing the work that’s needed to be done for that as well.
I put off writing better posts, I delayed building ebooks, I left a newsletter until last.
So, I’m quitting while I’m ahead. I’m done being a blogger.
I’m going to do some reorganizing. I’ll be putting some emphasis on products for a while – I actually got a lot of response from my Connected Commerce 101 page, so I’m going to produce more things like that, and less things like this. I’ll let you know when to expect more – if you’re viewing this on my site itself, use the big black Get Connected box on the top right to subscribe, and updates will make their way to you as they come out.
Turn the lights off when you leave, m’kay? Thanks. You’ve been swell, if silent.