I knew this would happen - I would write a farewell post, and a bunch of you would send some nice notes which make we wish I wasn't quitting blogging. Well, I've no intention of doing a poor man's blogging imitation of Brett Favre and retire only to keep unretiring.
Actually, as I said in my last post, I didn't say I would never blog again. I still have times where something is on my mind and I have a burning urge to blog it, but usually that passes. There was a time I was like the guy in that cartoon who is sitting at a computer and his wife calls him to come to bed from another room and he says "Just a minute honey, someone is wrong somewhere on the internet." So, of course he has to stay up to set all of those kinds of folks straight. I no longer have that urge, but I still may want to put something up.
If it happens it will be over at the new places - jollyblooger.wordpress.com. I do plan to put up at least one post dealing that cryptic little comment in my last post about some of my qualms of consciense when it comes to blogging. Nothing will be earth shaking but it may help me get some things off my chest. And who knows, if I can deal with my conscience and these matters of seeking a name for myself, I may bind the wherewithal within to feel compelled to blog a bit.
Still, I just wanted to put up one last post here as my account settings say that payment is due tomorrow and I won't be paying up. I think Typepad may take this whole thing and reduce it to one of their micro blogs, which is a free blog. If that is the case I'll check back in a few days and make sure the template looks ok and then I'll just let it sit there as long as typepad lets its sit. At the risk of flatteriing myself, all my old posts should still be there on the micro blog so if someone remembered something I said way back when that was helpful, it might be there.
But mainly I just wanted to say thanks one more time. When I wrote that last post announcing I was shutting down several of you sent very nice comments here and on the wordpress blog. Words fail me in expressing thanks for the overwhelming kindnesses I have received from you, the readers. I do hope to maintain some level of contact with you on the new blog, but regardless, please know of my deep abiding appreciation for your many kindnesses and prayers.