Back in November, 2004, I began Words Matter. At that point, I’d been blogging for nine months at my own website. Thinking that some of my more personal and political posts were hurting my marketability as a writer, I decided to migrate my political, cultural and other observations to another place; hence, Words Matter was born.
I’ve enjoyed blogging for much of the past 17 months. During that time, I’ve remained passionate in my opinions and felt I had something to say. However, I’ve reached the point where I’m currently blogging more because I feel I have to, in order to maintain some consistent content, rather than being driven by the urge to express my thoughts. I’ve always attempted to be a blogger who tried to have something to say and by and large, I’ve avoided resorting to rehashing the content of others. Of late, I’ve lost that urgency to state my thoughts and opinions and to weigh in on the matters of the day. Because of this, I’ve decided the time has come to pull the plug on this type of writing.
I’ve had a handful of consistent readers (who’ve graciously shared comments along the way) and I’m grateful for your support. I’ll continue to check out some of my favorite bloggers, many of whom are listed as links on this site.
I’m not abandoning blogging entirely, as I’ll still keep my hand in the medium, at Write in Maine, but it will be sporadic and given mostly to the subject of writing and publishing.
I leave the door ajar, for my return at some later date, particularly if some issue or event warrants it. However, I'm tired to tilting at the same windmills and riding the same horse time and time again, with little or nothing to show for it.