Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Think I'm Done - yeah I'm done

I started this blog a little more than a year ago, just before Halloween, actually looking back, it was on Halloween. I've had a great time, I've loved reading all of the blogs, I've loved trading, loved the stories and the friendship - the kind words and the inspiration.

Just don't think I'm really all that into it anymore. Now who knows - maybe in a few months I'll be inspired again. I think I am still going to collect, but its going to slow down quite a bit. I made a humbling trip through the bill drawer this weekend, and really, its getting hard for my justify even $20 a week on this hobby when I still have a lot of bad decisions from college to make up for.

I've got a few posts that are in the queue - they'll pump it out for a few more days and then I'm out. If I get inspired, or greedy I may throw a want list up here or there, but I really don't think that will be happining any time soon.

Thanks for the inspiration Dayf, Chris, Ben, and Steve From WSC

Thanks for the constant reminders of what great blogging is Night Owl

Thanks for the new voices and the fun Beardy, Troll, Travis @ PRP

I'll still be reading, lingering in the comments of all of you, and like I said, hopefully sometime sooner or later - I'll be able to rededicate myself to this hobby. Maybe I did too much to soon and burnt myself out. I'm not going to do a crazy card purge or anything, just put them all in the closet for the time being and hope that I find that I miss it too much, and am able to rediscover my collection again.

I hope that you were all able to get something out of reading this and that in some way some time I was able to make you laugh or kill 5 minutes of work. It was a pleasure writing this for this last year and I thank you for all the comments and hits (over 1k a month, not so bad).

For now I'm going to enjoy being responsible, taking care of myself and my wife, learning a few sweet riffs, and reading all of those books that I've been meaning to. The blog will remain up for posterity and maybe be revisited from time to time.

Thanks everyone...It's been fun.

Take it easy now


zman40 said...

Damn, sorry to see you go. My lazy ass hasn't even gotten around to lokking for something to trade you for the Morris autograph.

Oh well. All that matters is that you are happy. I know that I wouldn't be able to do a blog about cards if it wasn't for my obsession with autographs. This years cards have just been blah and haven't been worth the trouble to get.

Enjoy your time away from it and I hope to see you back one day.

Captain Canuck said...

take care bud... pop in every once in awhile and say hey

night owl said...

Bummer, but I understand.

I'll be checking in just to make sure you haven't changed your mind. Stay in touch.

Collective Troll said...

Wow, I am honored to be named in this post. I always loved your blog, but respect and understand your decision. The easy life should be easy, care free and shouldn't cause burn out. Is it still okay to send you Mets cards? I will keep you on the blogroll just in case. Good luck, be safe and enjoy your life!

Anonymous said...

I've gone on month or longer hiatuses at least twice now, so I know that as long as one's blog is still there, they are never really gone. It's always something you have, that you can go back to if you ever feel the need for any reason at all.

'Til the crossroads, good sir. Good health and much happiness to you.

Cards or no, be not a stranger, eh?

beardy said...

Sorry to see you go bro. This seems to be a growing trend, and it's sorta sad. You will be missed!

Thanks for the shout out, I am honored. Don't be a stranger, and definitely don't stop collecting, this hobby needs all the good guys it can get.

White Sox Cards said...

Another one of my favs taking a hiatus. Hopefully, it will be just some time off and back soon all refreshed.

If this is the end of your blogging, I understand and abide by that decision. Either way it's been a slice and I'll miss reading your posts.

I hope that package I sent out a few weeks ago made it.