End of an Era: Time to Get a Day Job
This post is just a quick notice to all my faithful readers that my life, and this blog, are going through some changes. As it so happens, I can no longer afford to blog full-time. And so it is with great sadness that my 5-month stint as a full-time blogger comes to a close. I just landed a new job outside of the blogging world, and I will start working there 2 weeks from Monday. This isn’t goodbye (so please keep showing up!), but it is the dawn of a new era.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here. I’ve done my best to write articles to make the world a better place, and if I’ve touched your life in any way, I sure would love to hear about it.
If you’ll indulge me, I want to take a few minutes to thank my readers and subscribers. I started this blog 5 months ago, hoping to touch as many lives as possible. Since that time, this site has received nearly 7 million hits and 1 million page views. At one point, I had an article on the front page of Digg and Reddit at the same time, and this site received so much traffic that I thought the server was going to crash. Many thanks to Blue Host for keeping us up and running.
And I want to thank all of you. My 350,000 unique visitors and 1600+ subscribers have made blogging a truly rewarding activity. I cherish my subscribers more than anything. Thank you so much for signing up. I hope you’ve enjoyed my feed.
So what does this mean for you? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. A new job is always uncharted water, so only time will tell how much this will squeeze my blogging activities. I can only ask you to be patient, and promise you that I will do everything within my power to keep this blog moving forward.
Please know that getting to know all of you through your emails and comments has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and this Web site has been a true labor of love. Don’t get me wrong; it hasn’t always been easy trying to satisfy such a diverse audience. But it has always been rewarding.
There’s a bunch of other stuff I could share here, but I guess I won’t bore you with the details of my life, my new job, or this blog, unless you ask. Just know that I value each and every one of you and that going back to work is very bitter sweet. I haven’t given up on my dream of blogging full time, but blogging is a long-tail phenomenon, and in the meantime, I have bills to pay.
And again, thank you all for continuing to read.
September 21, 2007 Friday at 2:32 am