Friday, March 20, 2009

This Blog Is Now On Hiatus

I have an important announcement to make. Effective immediately I'm putting this blog on hiatus. I know this might come as a shock to many of you, since I hadn't really discussed this possibility with any of my friends up here. I had been considering this for quite some time. It was a hard decision to come to.

I have plenty of material for doing posts for quitte a nice amount of time. I am, of course, still a huge fan of the subject matter of this blog. I've also been very happy, and pleasantly surprised at that, at the amount of comments I get on all my posts. Besides all the comments I do get on the blog, there are also many more people who are reading this blog. It has nothing to do with any of those things.

I think it's just that I've grown tired of blogging. This has been a rough year or so in my life. I've talked to some of you in the past about things that have been going on. I've been trying to improve my life. I've got so much work to do. It's especially not easy with the economy in the dumps. There are so many other things that I want and need to do. I just find it hard to always find the time to blog anymore. I've seen many blogs and bloggers come and go since I started this and my other blog. It's just gotten so hard to keep going all the time. I love this blog so much. I have a lot of fun doing it. I hate putting it on hiatus, but I'm wore out. I need a break. I may come back to it in the future. I know that's probably going to hurt my readership by taking a break, but I really need to do this.

I am not deleting this blog. It will stay right up here. I just won't be updating it for the foreseeable future. I do hope from time to time to still visit your blogs and leave some comments. It won't be as often as I have in the past, but I don't want to lose touch with you guys. I am going to miss doing this and my other blog. I know that I'm disappointing some of you. I apologize for that. I need a breather. I need some time away from the blogosphere to see if I can reenergize myself. I need to find out who I am if that makes any sense.

I hope all of you will understand. I have so enjoyed finding pictures, videos, etc. to post up here. It's been great to read the reaction of you guys. I always loved getting feedback. It really made me feel good to know that you liked what I was sharing up here. That meant the world to me. I made some really good friends. I'll miss you all. Take care. Good luck with your lives. I wish you all the best. Cheers!



Rev. Fred Phantom said...

Although I'll miss your posts, I for one can understand, Keith. Taking a break is a good thing and good way to keep from becoming permanently burned out.

The blogosphere will be less cool without you.

-METALHEAD- said...

Take as long as you need. I hope you will be o.k. Take care Keith.

A. Sherman Barros said...

Man, I'll sure miss your posts. As someone whith less than 30 posts in two and a half years of blogging, I know how difficult it can be to keep a blog going like you did.

I'll keep SUGAR AND SPICE on my blogroll and will anxiously wait for the day it will climb up there to the top with a new and wonderfull update.

Thanks for your time blogging here; I hope everything goes well for you.

J.D. said...

I totally respect your desire and need to take a breather. I have certainly enjoyed this blog and your comments on my own. Take it easy, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Sad sad... but I understand you Keith. Recharged your batteries as long as it needs.
/Uncle Sid

Keith said...

Thanks everybody. I did want to check to see what sort of comments you guys were leaving. I appreciate it so much. I'll probably check to see if have comments the next day or so then that's it for now. It means a lot to me that so many of you have enjoyed this blog. I'll miss you all. Take care. Cheers!

Ben Varkentine said...

Good luck to you.

Steve Langton said...

Have a good rest, Keith, and I hope to see you back at it again when you feel the time is right. Until then, I'll keep my fingers crossed that I see you on Twitter. Would be nice to keep in touch.
Very best wishes with everything.

Uranium Willy said...

I am sorry to hear this but I also understand. hey Keith just take a break. Relax and come back later. We are not getting paid to do this. I had not heard from you for a while and was a little worried and popped over here. I have gotten bad about posting as well and struggle to finish posts and am taking too long to do a podcast. My heart is not in it lately. I have some personal matters too that I do not share publicly on a blog but they certainly affect my focus and energy.

Just do not delete anything of course, as you said. And stay in touch sometimes with posts or emails, I think you have my but to be sure:

Sorry I did not always leave a comment here when I dropped in. Sometimes I would go from blog to blog very fast... skimming and gathering inspiration.

Please take care man and do what you have to do, but don't forget about your blog world buddies. In fact we need you back eventually.

Take it easy and get some down time.

Bill :)

gotankgo said...

I'll miss your blogging, but take care of yourself and I wish you much future success in all your endeavours.

Dooder City said...

Well, we will miss you but it sounds like you are doing the right thing.

Nigel M said...

Blogging should be fun when its not fun don't do it.

Hope you find what you are looking for Keith mate, and if when you find it we will be here waiting to hear all about it. At it's best I have found the film bloggers like a family and you as a part of that family will be missed around here. Not in the Manson sense of the word family there.

But I guess at times we all need a break but remember on here you have friends now and those friends care.

Can you do one final edwige post before you sign off?

PTA Transit Authority said...

Keith, don't give it up forever man! Just take well deserved break. And when the feeling hits you start again. It's all good!!! Richard.

Keith said...

Thanks everybody. I appreciate it. I've got a new post that will be up here tomorrow that will explain the status of the blog. It's good news. I hope all of you will be happy.

La Couturier said...


I totally understand though. That last week when I was "on break" from my blog due to Guys & Dolls actually felt really good - like I was free! I'll miss your posts!

Wishing you the best in everything!

La C.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Hello Keith. I'm sorry that I didn't get the opportunity to comment on this post until now. We had a death in my family. Anytime you feel like you need to take a break from the blog, then please do it. You should never feel like you are under any obligation here.