Packing it in.

A man looks over Albay, Bicol, Philippines.

Almost one year and four months ago, I made a pledge to myself to keep this blog going for at least a year.  The primary reason for this was to see if I had any talent for writing about my exploits; whether I had a passion for writing as well as for making things for the hell of it.

As it turns out, I have never really been one for self-promotion.  I have little-to-no interest in merely talking about the things I’m doing, as it takes time away from actually doing them and getting ever better at it as a result.  If I were to become a relentless self-promoter, it would probably result in my life becoming as hollow and meaningless as the internet rage machine; two camps spitting forth a constant stream of douchebags who show up at the podium, then make a lot of noise before disappearing back into obscurity, often because the disciples have discovered they ain’t as holy as they seem.  Burn bright, then burn up, in other words.

So what does this mean in terms of my audience?  Well, it simply means that I won’t be posting regular content on a weekly basis anymore.  The last thing I want to do is run this blog into the ground trying in vain to get content up every week.  Since I’ve reverted from a 4-on 3-off night shift to the common 5-day work week I have found my time being squeezed more and more.  I never realized just how useful that extra day was, where I could go to the gym and bash out a blog post, and yet still have time for antics on the other two days.  Still, at least my body clock doesn’t see me falling asleep in broad daylight anymore.

Ongoing projects, such as the N Gauge Dual-Scene Layout, will continue to receive updates as-and-when I work on them, but once those are concluded, so will be this blog.

Will I ever return to blogging?  Never say never, but at the moment I’ll be aiming to enjoy a little more time on the weekends.  The idea I have for future online content is to create specialized blogs focusing on a specific project; if I were to build a steam bicycle, then perhaps a blog dedicated to it’s development would allow me to focus the content and marketing a lot better than a generic “geek-makes-stuph” type blog.

In the meantime, the best place to keep up with my antics would be Flickr.  Probably second place would be Twitter, but I don’t tend to be all that verbal as I have stated before.

Thank you for all your support.

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