I've been writing a post titled "This Blog is Dead" in my head for about the last three months. I've even begun typing it more than once. I've always stopped before I hit the "post" button. The last time was this week. I stopped because I had just given the URL to a visiting soldier, on leave from Iraq. Even if I quit posting, I want the links to be available to him so he has a place to start to find military blogs.
I don't want Brainstorming to die, but it's also very painful to limp along, not producing anything of value.
It's not that I don't have anything to write. On the contrary, there are a ton of posts I would have loved to publish.
Right now, there are too many real life things that demand my time and attention.
My husband and I own a business. We're good at what we do, but it demands very long hours. We also have two kids, growing up faster than it should be legal. They deserve my free time more than this site does. (The Boy just stopped by to report on the progress of sighting in his first .22, just received for his birthday.)
I made a decision today that instead of killing it off completely, I'm going to go on hiatus. Maybe with some time to get caught up at work and at home, get our new employee trained, etc., I can get back to a place where I can post on a regular schedule.
Brainstorming began almost a year ago, and since then has had 55,000 visitors. Thank you to each and every one of you who has stopped by or promoted this blog. Remember, only I could have the bad timing to stop blogging immediately after the week that blogs and pajama clad bloggers have made headlines in every MSM outlet. (grin)
Please follow the links on my sidebars. There are some great sites there that are written by great people.