I’ve decided to move on from this blog. As my intellectual and political interests have shifted, so have my needs for writing. My goal was to try and build a successful blog that I would want to read, and I think I finally did that towards the end. I started this adventure in the middle of summer and got up to around 15k hits with some off and on posting, and I consider that a success. I hope to someday return to doing political journalism/blogging.
The blog had two flaws in my mind:
1. A poor name. can’t lie, it kinda sucked.
2. No organizing theme – it’s mostly about my life and random thoughts, but with a pretension of something bigger. My pretense was bigger than my writing could handle day-to-day.
I’m keeping the blog up as a monument to a very interesting time in my life that saw a lot of personal, political, and intellectual development. I hope to continue that elsewhere, but I don’t think the precendents set on this particular site best serve what I’d like to do with my writing during an important time in my life.