Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Closing Time

I've decided to close this blog, and here's why. There are times when I'm fascinated, utterly riveted with the permutations of the business world, blogging, and running a copywriting business. Then again, there are times when I'm not. It just seems a waste to keep this blog open for something that I don't feel compelled to talk about half the time.

When I started down my career path, nothing in the world was as important as rapidly re-making myself as someone who could survive and succeed on his own. That's still important, but there are so many other important things in my life that it seems strange to keep a blog for just this one.

A search of every post on my 30-50 RSS feeds since January yields next to nothing for "Harry Potter", "John Paul II", "Hunter Thompson", and a host of other subjects of great interest to me. I've been reading too narrow and blogging too narrow.

Now isn't that a stupid reason to close a blog. "I left the conversation because nobody else was talking about Harry Potter."

But I'm not leaving the conversation. I'm just bringing it back to where to where it started (for me) five years ago.

Yeah, I suppose it was a sort of cowardice that led me to separate my work blog from my personal blog. In retrospect, they should have been one blog.

This goes against standard wisdom and against what I teach people when I teach my blogging class. Focus is good.

Or is it? When Evelyn Rodriguez blogs she talks about business, happiness, inspiration, and spirituality all in one blog. It's a breath of fresh air. I'm starting to wish more bloggers did that.

Career Path was a great idea at the time, but I'm going to do what I should have done in the first place. Go back to my personal blog and make it better.


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