... It was put to me that to end a blog is to delete it, but in recognizing the role that it plays in a larger ecosystem of information, it shall NOT be deleted ...
Yesterdays post, “Culture threat to American Interests” will be my last post on American Interests. After ‘x’ amount of postings and some 21 months, I regretfully end the American Interests blog. There are several reasons for the resolve to end it. Time has become limited; I am feeling the time crunch, so to speak. Good blogging requires energy, commitment, discipline, organizational skills, accurate research and some writing skills but especially, time. There have been occasions when I felt that I had run out of original things to say, but this too, I am sure was because of time constraints that began as early as last May.
I have always maintained that in blogging, one must find their own voice, thus when one finds themselves frequently blockqouting because time restraints prevent the articulation of one’s own, then it may be time to stop.
Lately I have also felt somewhat selfish, as I am not giving enough in return, that is, contributing to other blogs for lack of, you guessed it, time. For this, I am sorry.
It was put to me that to end a blog is to delete it, but in recognizing the role that it plays in a larger ecosystem of information, it shall NOT be deleted. Besides, I may yet add a post here and there if compelled to do so …
It has been an honor and privilege to get my ideas and message out into the wild, for that is what blogosphere sometimes resembles.
So without too much fuss and emotive flourish, I humbly thank all who have routinely visited, commented and thus contributed to the cause that is, America’s Interests.
Finally, to those that arrive here through some Google or related search or by sheer accident, I urge you to pause, examine, consider, and reflect upon the words under the heading, “About this blog” and hopefully, explore the many posts using the labels for navigation.
Good-bye and God bless …
January 29, 2009