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July 5, 2008

Regular browsers will note that things have gone very quiet here over the past few weeks. Truth be told, I’m a little burned out with the whole blogging thing and need time to re-evaluate and decide whether this is something I want to keep doing (either here at Scienceblogs or elsewhere). Hopefully, I’ll figure things out sooner rather than later.

  1. July 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    It’s time for a summer vacation for a lot of us, methinks….

  2. July 5, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    A man’s gotta do……..
    Suspend your blog, and wait till something either pisses you off or inspires you enough to write about it.
    I do enjoy the Arizona flavor of this blog tho.

  3. July 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Yeah, I was really feeling the burn a couple of weeks ago. A break improved things a bit, but I’m still a little less enthused than I’d like to be.
    I’ve got a feeling we’re starting to discover the 1/2 life for bloggers.

  4. shonny
    July 6, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Oh, no!
    Don’t tell me the flame in the Arizona beacon is dying out!

  5. July 6, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Not that I’m begging you to stay, because you’ve got to do what’s necessary, but, y’know, I’d miss this blog an awful lot….

  6. July 6, 2008 at 2:25 am

    I’m basically new to the blogging scene, although some years back I used to write in forums a lot, but became a little burnt out by it. So I pace myself as far as this blogging thing goes.

  7. Doc Bill
    July 7, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Personally, I enjoy your writing, the varied topics you write about and your perspective. I drop by here daily to see what’s happening. This blog is an opportunity for you to share and teach a wider audience. Thank you for taking the time to create this blog and I hope you decide to continue.

  8. CanadianChick
    July 7, 2008 at 1:29 am

    oh, please don’t stop…I do enjoy your writing, even if I don’t comment a lot…
    yours is one of the few scienceblogs I have bookmarked and visit regularly…

  9. John Mashey
    July 7, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Running a good blog takes a lot of work, especially if done by one person. (One of several reasons why I don’t.)
    You might consider acquiring at least one and preferably several other people interested in similar topics. From watching a lot of blogs it seems that small team efforts keep interest going with less likelihood of burnout. A few individuals manage to keep high quality blogs going a long time, including actually responding to comments and keeping trolls down … But it’s obviously hard and time consuming for anyone with a real job.
    At the other extreme, if there are too many owners and posters a blog can get so diluted. As to not be useful.

  10. July 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I know just how you feel. My solution has been to dial back the amount of posting I do, and to not worry so much every time the visitation stats take a dip. I hope you’ll decide to keep blogging.

  11. Norm
    July 8, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Why not leave the site active and just blog when you feel like it? I stop by here regularly and will continue to do so as long as the URL is alive.
    Also I second John Mashey’s comment at #9.
    How does PZ do it I wonder?

  12. July 8, 2008 at 8:28 am

    As many others have said, I’ve been there for a while John.
    Bora, you’re absolutely right. I’ve finally gotten to a place where I can blog (like I actually have the time) and the drive just isn’t there at all.
    Time to take a break without the guilt and see what the fall brings.

  13. Matthew
    July 15, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Permission requested and permission denied Dr. Lynch. Where else on earth shall I find my Monday mustelids?

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