I feel I owe a bit of an explanation to the readers that have been faithful through so many years. So, get ready to be bored to tears.
- It has become a chore: I have been having to force myself into coming up with content that is “fresh.” We know everything runs in cycles, and I am just not in the mood to start again to explain stuff I explained every 3 to 5 year all over again. It is boring and I am no teacher.
- It has been a serious financial drain. The missus kinda gave me an idea on what has been spent, even with the good graces of the readers and their donations and we are talking something close to mid to upper four figures through the years. It was my decision to offer content free as in no ads since back when I got started, you either had ad companies determining what went in your blog (which may not be what you think you should be pushing) and then they just quit accepting Gun blogs. Also, many people thought that if you took an ad by a company, you were less trustworthy because there was a financial incentive for you not to be truthful or at least disclose fully what you truly thought.
- This blog sucks time and lots of it. Not only writing but researching, editing and coming up with stuff. I want to start using my time for other things including some rest. I have been involved for 3 years now in a future project that is related to the Second Amendment and lately I realize I need to make time because of the sudden influx of input I need to deal with. Something has to give and I believe this project will shake and tumble a lot of political misconceptions. I feel that will be more influential that repeating myself for the 1,623th time about the same controversy we have been dealing with since Monica had her dress stained by Bill.
- And I need to get out more. Living in South Florida made for everything to be almost as far as I was living in Alaska. Being in Tennessee now at least gives me the possibility to go to places and attend events that would have required lots of time and money to visit. Holy crap! I may get to go to the NRAAM next year in Indianapolis! It is only 5 hours away which in the past it would have meant I only got to Gainsville, Fl.
Will I disappear from the blog? certainly not. The domain name will remain with me till I croak and I will post something or other. As for frequency and content? No idea. Maybe once a week, maybe one big dump of posts once a month. I have not decided yet.
So I am passing the torch to JKb and AWA. They are young and full of vigor and maybe more attuned to the newer generation. I’ll be the grumpy old fuck reading their posts, the comments and shaking my head like old farts are supposed to do. It is going to be their fuck ups (hopefully very few) and triumphs (In the thousands, I wish) with an occasional “WTF were you guys thinking ” commentary.
And to all my readers, you guys have no idea how grateful I am for allowing me to share my thoughts through these many years and the help you provided to keep me afloat. It is humbling to feel such devotion and I hope I was able to help you somehow.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
BTW, Final date is initially set for July 4th, but then again it may transition before that.
PS: And to answer a comment I saw earlier today, I am NOT pursuing a modeling career. LOL.