i nearly shuttered the blog last weekend
...not for any scandalous reasons, but because I have nothing
to offer right now and don't see that I will for the foreseeable future. It is very difficult to be responsible for three large and distinct things: my actual full-time job (completely removed from academic endeavors), my academic endeavors (2 seminars to take, 1 comp class to teach, 1 thesis proposal due in a month, 1 book to index (not mine), 2 comprehensive exams in November), and writing about things loosely related to my books (that is, techie things and blogger things).
The vast majority of my blog readers are here for the latter, which is unfortunate because that's the stuff that lives at the very bottom of my to-do list—not necessarily because I don't want to do it, but because the things above it are far more important to me
, as they involve things like a paycheck and my future. A blog without readers is just a paperless personal journal, and I was never a big journal writer, so it seemed it would be kind of pointless to keep a blog around.
So, I really can't say why I did decide to keep it around, other than perhaps next semester will be different (as far as time constraints go), and the following years will be much
different, so maybe I'll get back to writing about the things people actually want to read. Maybe. Sometime. It's extremely difficult to schedule time for things secondary to job and school, since neither of those things follow a strict schedule. Given how I like to schedule
things, you can imagine how frustrating it is, never knowing when I'll be able to do x, y, or z. So for those of you wondering when I'll do x, y, or z, I don't know