Friday, June 23, 2006

The time has come, and I'm done with blogging.

I've thought it over, and I don't think I'm interested in blogging anymore. I'll continue to do some photography, so I may do photoblogs on occasion here. Other than that, no more blogging for me. Thanks for reading and commenting.


Blogger Mark Daniels said...

It isn't for everybody, this blogging thing. I'll look forward to seeing your photographs.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Ann Althouse said...

Well, you did a great job while it lasted.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

I enjoyed it, any particular reason? or just find it too humdrum and egotisticaly one sided, making you suffer a guilt of some sort?

If the pic's is what you love most, then stick with it, I like your photo essays. On occasion though it might not hurt to share your opinion.

I liked ya, despite my crazy, I found you interesting.

5:44 PM  
Blogger onelmom said...

I agree (with both Mark and Ann). You have a great writing style and insightful things to say.

All the best.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Maxine Weiss said...

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6:33 PM  
Blogger Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Thanks, everyone.

There are a lot of reasons, but as I naturally shifted away from blogging--as you can see by how little of it I've done recently--I felt that if I wasn't going to blog I should let people know.

wickedpinto: I'm actually not a very opinionated person, at least when it comes to the topics people generally blog about. I'm really more of an artistic person, and I think that blogging takes my energy as a writer and puts it into a format that isn't what I care about.

Maxine: This is the notice. Hopefully, you'll read/see more from me, but it won't be in blog form.

6:54 PM  
Blogger John Althouse Cohen said...

Well, I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I've enjoyed regularly reading your blog. On the other hand, I don't understand how anyone in their right mind can be willing to maintain a blog for an extended period of time. Numerous people have told me I should blog. They only say that because they think I could write good blog posts. I agree that I could come up with some good material; I just wouldn't be willing to carve the requisite enormous chunk out of my life to devote to it. This would have been a great blog if you had kept it going over the long term, but I'm sure you're better off spending that time living--in the nonblogosphere.

9:01 PM  
Blogger John Althouse Cohen said...

P.S. In light of a Google search, I hereby claim credit for coining "nonblogsphere" as a noun.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

Thats what I figured Chris. Absent a single selfish opinion, it's hard to command an audience, you would rather do it randomly, at your own time, and through your own medium (the pic's and occasional commentary) otherwise you think it's. . . .forced?

I got that feeling from you from the begin, thats why I liked you, you were so simply, and outright honest unaware of how demanding the environment is.

Ma's, has this in good ballance, but that is after how many years of telling stupid children students, that they are stupid chilcren students. You were coming out full force with all of your opinions without any sort of historicaly training in how to manage lunatics like myself.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Mark Daniels said...

How about "unblogosphere"?


10:27 PM  
Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

This makes me a little sad. I hope you change your mind some day and resume blogging. I've enjoyed your youthful, eclectic blog.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Aw, well, I'll miss your blog! Look forward to seeing where else your artistic energy is directed!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Maxine Weiss said...

What is this "requisite chunk of my life" business?

Chunk of life?

I thought a blog could be anything.

A blog could be one word.

You could actually challenge yourself to simply write one word for 365 days.

A new word each day, and nothing else.

I'm sure someone's already doing that, but still...

That'd be interesting!

How much time does that take?

Your blog is your legacy, and whether you write 1000 words per day, or 1's good to leave something behind for the historical record.

One's art isn't always a legacy in the same way a blog is.

Peace, Maxine

10:29 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Chris, I'll miss your blog too. It's quite thoughtful, smart, creative, funny and artistic. And, like another commenter noted, I too welcome the youthful perspective you share with your readers.

Good luck with your other writing projects, but don't let them interfere with the time you spend living.

9:50 PM  
Blogger HRH said...


This was an excellent fix for a native Austinite who has found himself in New York City for grad school. I miss home so much! You're blog was truly a slice of Austin for me.

I can understand your reasons for taking a break. You have every reason, however, to reconsider some time in the realm of blogging.



3:01 AM  
Blogger Maxine Weiss said...

Other than $$$$$$, and lots of it--

What do you think it would take to get you to start blogging again?

Peace, Maxine

7:51 PM  
Blogger vbspurs said...

Chris, I'm not sure if you will read this -- I'm writing after I deleted those posts on "Althouse" on 14 May.

Just to let you know that it's best to move away from the topic, because it was truly a bad judgement call on my part, and I hope, uncharacteristic of me.

Thanks for your understanding, and I do hope you see this (perhaps you have comments set to receive).


2:25 AM  
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