This is probably the post that will be the hardest for me to write.
I can only think of one post that could possibly be harder.1
I don’t want to ever have to write that other one. I should quit while I’m ahead.
So, this will be it.
Because this is it.
Ten years ago today I wrote my first blog post ever on my original blog.
This is my third blog.
My third leg of the blogging journey.
And the end of the road.
There won’t be a fourth leg.
That’s for tables and dogs.
I know I’ve walked away from blogging twice before, both times returning in a few months with a reboot and a new title.2
I guess it wasn’t time.
But, now it is.
This is it.
No fanfare. No ceremony.
Just the end.
Since I was a teenager I’ve said that nine is all you need to get the job done. So, ten is already excessive.
Ten years is enough.
Besides, I don’t post much anymore. Not enough to deserve a readership, anyway.
It seems I’ve said everything I need to.
Which means I need to keep my mouth shut.
Plus, y’all know how my OCD chubs up from order and symmetry. So, it’s stop now or I’m facing twenty.3
I’ll never make it to twenty years.
So, it has to be ten.
No less. No more.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every moment, made some wonderful friends4, and my appreciation for anyone who ever read can’t be expressed enough.
You haven’t heard the last of me. Just no more blogging.5
I chose the picture for this post because that’s how I want to be remembered.
In one of my favorites places. Heading for something. Content. And maybe naked.
All as I was when I blogged.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
No worries. Granny is OK. ↩
Hey, Cher does it. ↩
Fifteen just doesn’t have the right have symmetry. ↩
Moby, Ken, Rob, Todd, Dan, Brenton, Sue, CB, Blobby, Kelly, Tim, Jamin, Alan, Homer, Damien, Kevin, StevieB, and Pac. Just to do a quick list ↩