Saturday, February 10, 2007

Thanks for sharing

It appears that while I was off in blog retirement, some of my favorite bloggers retired their blogs too.

I'm sorry I wasn't around for their official retirements. And I doubt they will ever find this post, but I wanted to say thanks to Brandon and Kat for keeping me amused, entertained and making me think so many times after reading their pearls of wisdom and angst.

And a special thanks too to Julia, who inspired me to get into this whole blogging thing in the first place.

I hate to do it, but I'm going to retire you all from the 'wrap's roll. It doesn't mean you all aren't missed. It's just one of those sad realities of life. It keeps rolling on, and sadly far too often those who have meant so much to us fade out of our lives.

I'm sorry you are gone. But you are not forgotten.

Thanks for sharing mi bloggie amigos.

I cleanned out a few other dead links from the bloggroll as well. I'm not sure if I have the energy to go hunting for new blog sites I like and will read more or less regularly. Once upon a time I did, whorishly seeking links from other sites in an effort to draw traffic here. I don't think I'll do that now. I've come to realize if I will blog it won't be in an attempt to be popular or some web celebrity. It will be because sometimes I just have some things I want to say, even if I'm saying them to no one at all.

5 comments:

Weary Hag said...

Amen, Amen, Amen ... good for you! You know, one of the reasons I left blogging for the past six months was because I simply couldn't keep up with everyone who posted DAILY and expected a comment (if they didn't get one, they felt they were being ignored and didn't mind saying so).

I always enjoy reading the blogs I visit - and often like to just surf new ones as well. Sure it'd be nice to have a million hours a day to do nothing else - but such is not life. This time around, I'm just going to enjoy the entire blog experience (the give and take) and not let it get to me if I can't keep up with others.


Anyway, it was nice to see you stop by and I appreciate the kudos for my latest feat!

3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) said...

Perfectly stated G-Man! :-)Although I take offense that you didn't bother to tell me you were back at it. (No, don't apologize, I'll get over it) ;-)

But I will say, I'm glad that you're back at it. Your new attitude towards blogging, has slowly become mine as well, over the last 4 or 5 months. This was a hobby for me, that evolved into something that was not as enjoyable as when I wrote for me, and read for the pure enjoyment of reading others. The blogroll grew to astronomical proportions, which made it impossible to "keep up" and comment on everyone.
Now I'm living my life, and fit blogging in when the spirit moves me. (Much more enjoyable than getting caught up into the "who has the most links," etc.)
Well I have some catching up to do here on your back posts, since I was unaware you were back!

;-)3T

The G-man said...

Shhh! Don't tell anyone I'm back. I'm trying to keep a low profile.

Brandon said...

kat and julia are two of my blog idols, as well. sigh.

hopefully you know that there is a great big blog meetup in portland next month, and even though i no longer maintain a blog, i still plan on joining the festivities.

http://www.runjenrun.com/archives/2007/01/itas_now_or_nev.php

kat said...

i will not take offense to being dumped from the blogroll. in fact, i'm quite used to it by now :)

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