Pulling the Plug
May 20, 2013

I started this blog in 2005.

It looks like I'm ending it 9 years later.

The last post I wrote was one of the best pieces of writing that I've done in years. And not only did I get no comments at all, I got just one person's response on Twitter. I've long since abandoned all the blog sites ... Cre8Buzz which will always remain in my heart, BlogAdvance, BlogThis, BlogMad, BlogCatalog, BlogTheOther.

I neglected, in my "heyday" if I really had such a thing, to join up with BlogHer. Maybe that was the fatal mistake.

Or, maybe, it was the lack of updates.

The lack of responses.

The exhaustion I felt when I realized promotion of the blog was far more effort than writing posts.

The fact remains that I wrote the most intense blog post in years and as far as the stats can tell me ... I got about 30 hits ... and zero comments. One mention on Twitter about being a good writer.

I'm pretty sure that all things told, I am the one who fucked up.

What I do know is ... it's really not worth the trouble of keeping up with blog software anymore. It's just as easy to do this as a webpage ... and fewer hackers ... for the lack of response.

It makes me sad, to be sure. But again ... I think it's my fault.

I'm sorry.

But this just isn't worth the trouble if I'm only talking to myself. And so ... Red Monkey blog ... I think it's time to say goodbye.

You've outlived your purpose. You've opened up vulnerabilities that are no longer worth my time.

Vaya con dios, mi amigo. Vaya con dios.

Posted by Red Monkey at May 20, 2013 8:09 PM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

PijamaMaster said:

While I do not comment, I've been following your blog for a while. Never commented (I do not usually comment on blogs I follow) but I will sure miss your blog.

I'll quote my family and other animals, when he says "This is not a goodbye, just one au revoir"

It was good travelling my days on your side.

Red Monkey said: Thanks - the blog had a good run, but seems like my energies ... and other people's are elsewhere now. :)
May 21, 2013 5:51 AM

 

Daisy said:

Aww crap. I always read, I'm just a bad at leaving comments. Until we meet again, friend.

Red Monkey said: You never know ... I may post from time to time. But seems like my energies ... and everyone else's ... are somewhere else now. :)
May 21, 2013 12:34 PM
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