Over the past month I’ve given some thought to moving off of Blog*Spot to a better service provider. However, this will likelly entail a nominal fee on my part. After further thought, and realizing the time sink that blogging is, I have decided to shut down the Barrel of Fish in the coming weeks. I want to finish off my “why academics are lefties” series, since I have some counterintutive reasons to add to the list of obvious ones, but then I think that is it. I need to concentrate on other things like my own pitiful and droll research, combined with more attention to my family and party politics.
Clearly, John has reached a point–that many bloggers come to–where they feel an obligation to their blogs. The last couple of weeks, I’ve consciously limited my evening and weekend blogging in order to restore it to hobby status rather than work. I’ve seen a modest dropoff in traffic as a result–I’m getting fewer hits from being “updated” on blogrolls and high on the various sites that show “fresh” posts–but am enjoying blogging and the rest of my life more. I’m hoping he’ll do the same; there are a lot of “successful” bloggers that post only occaisionally. Hell, Stephen Green still gets more hits than I do and he’s been off writing a cookbook the past month.