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Taking a Break From Blogging

June 11th, 2008 . by 21st Century Dad

“It’s never goodbye. It’s just later babe!”

How someone signed my yearbook in 12th grade.

I have been experiencing things that I’m not comfortable sharing in a public forum such as this. These things are in the forefront of my mind, and it has made writing difficult. You can only write about what you’re thinking about.

My choice since day one of this blog has been to be open and transparent, while maintaining a fuzzy and invisible line. In most cases, I am withholding for the sake of others in my social sphere and not solely motivated by my own natural desire for some privacy.

Longtime readers know that I write quality content and that requires a significant investment of time. That is time that I cannot spend on higher priorities such as putting solutions in place.

I cannot responsibly spend time on activities that do not serve my family’s needs. I enjoy writing for this blog and interacting with my readers. Traffic has steadily grown since its inception. Ad revenue has not grown at the pace anticipated.

This blog has been a labor of love and inspired by love. With so much invested, it would be a shame to abandon it. Often, a blog’s breaking point comes shortly after times like these. With resources stretched thin, something has to give.

I am electing to go on a significantly reduced posting schedule instead of saying goodbye. You have to be steadfast in pursuit of your goals, but you also have to stop to smell the roses. You’ll hear from me, but not nearly as often.

This offer is subject to change. Void where prohibited by law. 21st Century Dad reserves the right to come back with quality content, a more frequent posting schedule, and do some butt-kicking of extraordinary magnitude.

5 Responses to “Taking a Break From Blogging”

  1. comment number 1 by: Heather

    Hey Elliott, I hope everything is okay. Taking a break is good, and I’ll be stopping by even if you’re not here as often. 🙂

  2. comment number 2 by: Chelle

    It is sad to hear, especially since I’m a new reader, but I understand completely! It is very time consuming to blog on a regular schedule.

  3. comment number 3 by: Frugal Dad

    I certainly understand – we’ll be here waiting for you when you get back in the swing of things. Take care of you and yours!

  4. comment number 4 by: Jojo

    What??! I’ve been piled down by posts in my reader, finally get to my fave daddy blogger and he’s taking a break! Well, I hope everything is ok and that you come back soon!

  5. comment number 5 by: 21st Century Dad

    @Jojo: If it took you this long to get to my blog on your RSS reader, I’ll be posting something new again by the time you get to my blog again. 🙂

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