I started Michael's Meanderings in the spring of 2005. Has it really been 5 years? It has.
On this, my 973rd blog entry (my 750th since moving to the blogger platform), I have decided that it's time for the blogging phase of my life to come to an end.
Blogging has seen me through some good times, some great times, and some absolutely, awfully, atrocious times. What started off as a way to keep distant friends and family informed about my life has gradually evolved into something else: Not too many of my distant friends and family even read this blog anymore now that facebook has come along. With that said, blogging has given me the opportunity to "meet" cool and interesting people all over the country and all over the world and right within my own city. Blogging has led to some interesting opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise. Blogging has been good for me and good to me.
But I'm bored.
Oh, so bored.
Blogging was once a joy, but now it has become a chore. And I don't like chores. I want to get out there and have fun! not sit around for hours typing up new entries. I want to spend more time with my family; not be tied to a computer out of a sense of obligation to write something for my readers.
And so, I'd like to end this chapter in my life by saying "thank-you."
Thank-you for reading. And thank you for commenting. It has been your comments and the things that you've shared on this blog that have really made it worthwhile. While I may have been able to bring a small chuckle (or pang of concern) into your life for the briefest of moments, it's only a small thing. Knowing that you've been out there reading what I've had to say and then coming back for more has meant a lot to me. It's a good feeling to know that someone might be interested in the things I've had to say. I'll carry that with me for the rest of my life.
Meandering Michael out.