I don’t know if anyone noticed it or not, but a few months, I deleted my entire blogroll. Many of these blogs were still in good standing with me, and some I still link to in prominent posts.
But as I’ve searched for a new direction for this blog, I felt the best thing to do is just cut it all loose.
As far as I can tell, I have been able to ascertain that I have had very few readers stick it out for all 8 years that I’ve been writing here. Falling outs are common, especially if the whole way to get hits on your blog is to be controversial and nasty.
I am also finished with discussing politics here, but if you go to my Facebook group, you pretty much can’t avoid it. I even updated its description so people will know what might be coming at them.
But on this particular place on the internet, I’m not going to engage in this discussion anymore.
It’s not that I cannot handle myself in a political disagreement. In fact, I’d rather be talking about actual politics than the bizarre world of dog people and their various schisms.
I also am fully aware that as I’ve begun to change what I do on this blog, I’m going to lose readers. A lot of people want me to write about the same things I wrote about in the past, and I could do that.
But I’m a different person now than I was even two or three years ago.
If you want shock jock machine gunning against all the perceived bad guys in the world of dogs, there are better places to go.
I know I don’t write here as much or as often as I once did. Part of it is because I’m no longer as emotionally invested in it all, and there are already thousands of other blogs who do a better job than I ever could.
The old way that I used to operate is now obsolete.
I know now that I’ve said my final farewell to the old blog, but developing a new direction is turning out to be more difficult.
I can see what needs to be, but I can’t quite make it work just yet.
It may yet come around.