Saturday, March 5, 2016

End of the road


As noted, no more posts here, at least for the time being. See any of the previous 17 posts (starting at Post #713 through 729) for more info (those were me cleaning out all that I hadn't already posted).

For what it's worth: this blog has featured 729 posts over (I think) 981 days (since July 2, 2013) and has had right about 800,000 page views. I've posted many thousands of photos, plus many thousands more at other venues/websites prior to that. I started this particular blog since I'd grown sick of the arbitrariness (I looked it up; that's a real word), defensiveness and unfriendliness I encountered at another site. So, in that regard, it served its purpose well.

As alluded to in the last 17 posts, the vast majority of interactions with readers have been positive and I have certainly appreciated the various encouragements, etc. But, at the same time, much as I'd like it to be otherwise, this world includes some folks who don't know where to draw lines or how their actions negatively affect others (by the way, no one did anything "wrong" to me ... I only mean that I think I'm helping to facilitate, even in a very small way, these types of folks. And I don't want to do that anymore). Additionally, I spend an unhealthy amount of time looking for these photos, which is absolutely no one's fault but mine.

All good things must, eventually, come to an end. Come to think of it, same goes for bad things! Thanks again!

(if you'd like to leave any comments, they're still open on Post #712 and earlier)

Post #729


Had a bit of an epiphany. I think I'm going to stop doing this. Yes, I know I said something similar last year (that was only "I'm going to slow down" however ... which didn't really stick for very long), and I won't rule out changing my mind later, but ... to put it simply, I read a blogger commenting on one her own posts in response to reader and it hit me that I might be contributing to something I don't like, inadvertently or not.

So, with a certain lack of moral conviction, I'm going to clean out my files and post all the stuff I'd meant to save. Probably shouldn't as it goes against the nature of said epiphany, but it is what it is.

So long, for now anyway -- thanks for those of you (the vast majority, I'd think) who enjoyed this blog for what it is/was and left it at that.

(I'll be posting this same heading to all remaining posts ... there will be 17 of them -- roughly 200 pics per).

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